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Resection of a plasma cell granuloma combining a conventional posterolateral left-sided thoracotomy with a minimally invasive valve approach

  • John-Peder Escobar Kvitting
  • Ulf Hermansson
  • Ingemar Vanhanen
Case Report

Abstract

Plasma cell granuloma (PCG) is a rare benign tumor that is difficult to differentiate from malignancy. Depending on the location of the PCG, surgical management can be challenging. We describe a patient with a PCG involving the left lower lobe extending into the left atrium, that was resected en bloc using a conventional posterolateral thoracotomy combined with a surgical approach predominantly used for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. This case illustrates how it is possible to utilize a technique used for cardiac surgery for tumors of pulmonary origin involving the heart.

Keywords

Plasma Cell Granuloma Posterolateral thoracotomy Minimally invasive valve surgery Lobectomy 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exists.

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • John-Peder Escobar Kvitting
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ulf Hermansson
    • 2
  • Ingemar Vanhanen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryOslo University Hospital, RikshospitaletOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryLinköping University HospitalLinköpingSweden

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