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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-89

Giant pulmonary hamartoma: A rare entity

1 Department of Chest, Medinipore Medical College, Medinipur, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Chest, N R S Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Chest, Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Abinash Agarwala
Department of Chest Medicine, Medinipore Medical College,West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.135121

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Hamartoma is one of the common benign tumor of lung. These lesions represent an abnormal proliferation and mixing of the normal components of the lung tissue. Most hamartomas are asymptomatic. We report a rare case of giant pulmonary hamartoma (12 cm in diameter) occupied almost whole of left hemithorax. Computed tomography guided fine-needle aspiration cytology revealed a benign cartilaginous neoplasm, suggestive of chondroid hamartoma. Tru-cut biopsy of the tumor confirmed the diagnosis. Complete resection of the tumor was performed. Patient was on a regular follow-up postoperatively for 6 months without any clinical and radiological relapse.

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