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Angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion of the lung

  • Yoshinobu Ichiki
  • Toshihiro Osaki
  • Tomohiro Yamashita
  • Tsunehiro Oyama
  • Kenji Sugio
  • Kosei Yasumoto
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Abstract

Angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion (AIL) is the angiocentric and angiodestructive process of lymphoreticular cells with vascular invasion. AIL of the lung is rare. We treated a 57-year-old woman with AIL of the lung in whom chest radiography and computed tomography showed ground-glass opacity in the left lower lobe and lingular segment. Since macroscopical and intraoperative lung biopsy findings could not rule out the posibility of malignancy, including malignant lymphoma, we conducted left pneumonectomy. Immunohistological examination of the tumor showed that infiltrating lymphocytes consistent with AIL. Because tumor markers such as serum LDH and soluble IL-2 receptor increased postoperatively, we conducted systemic chemotherapy, after which elevated serum tumor markers decreased.

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angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion lung 

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© The Japanese Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinobu Ichiki
    • 1
  • Toshihiro Osaki
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Yamashita
    • 1
  • Tsunehiro Oyama
    • 1
  • Kenji Sugio
    • 1
  • Kosei Yasumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery II, School of MedicineUniversity of Occupational and Environmental HealthKitakyushuJapan

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