Bronchial Sialadenoma Papilliferum: A Very Rare Cause of HemoptysisFalkenstern Ge RF1*, Ott G2, Friedel G3, Markmann HU4, Kohlhäufl M5 and Kalla J2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. med. Roger Fei. Falkenstern Ge, MD
Division of Pulmonology Klinik Schillerhoehe
Center for Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery
Teaching Hospital of the University of Tuebingen
Solitude Str. 18, 70839 Gerlingen, Germany
Tel: 07156 207 9944
E-mail: [email protected]
Accepted date: November 12, 2010; Published date: November 15, 2010
Citation: Falkenstern Ge RF, Ott G, Friedel G, Markmann HU, Kohlhäufl M, Kalla J (2011) Bronchial Sialadenoma Papilliferum: A Very Rare Cause of Hemoptysis. J Cancer Sci Ther 3: 020-021. doi: 10.4172/1948-5956.1000051
Copyright: © 2011 Falkenstern Ge RF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Purpose: This case is only the third case of the Sialadenoma papilliferum of the bronchial system. This is a extremely rare tumor of the bronchial system. This report highlights once again the histo-pathological difficulties of diagnosing such a rare tumor.
Patients and methods: A 53 year old woman with a 3 weeks history of a productive cough associated with hemoptysis presented to the Community hospital Stuttgart (Teaching Hospital of the University of Tübingen). A thoracic CT revealed a solid mass in the right lower lobe with 10 mm diameter. In the community hospital a bronchoscopic biopsy was suspicious for an adenocarcinoma of the lung.
Result: The patient was transferred to our institution for thoracic surgery and a right lower bilobectomy with semicircular intrapericardial vessel resection and total nodal resection was performed. By immune-histochemical analysis , the removed tumor (size 10 mm) revealed to be a benign adenoma from the seromucosal bronchial glands, which is a very rare benign tumor of the Sialadenoma papilliferum type. All of the removed lymph nodes were analyzed and showed no signs of malignancy.
Conclusion: At present there have been reported only two cases of the pulmonary Sialadenoma papilliferum in the literature. This case report represents the first case of pulmonary Sialadenoma papilliferum in Germany and western Europe. The biologic behavior of this tumor still remains unknown.