Recurrence of pulmonary mucinous cystic tumor of borderline malignancy

Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Feb;71(2):696-7. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(00)02174-3.


Cystic mucinous tumors of the lung are recently described neoplasms whose histology is different from most lung adenocarcinomas, and represent a spectrum of malignant potential. Little is known of the behavior of the more malignant subtype. We present a cystic mucinous tumor of borderline malignancy that recurred locally following initial limited resection, and was treated with lobectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology
  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / surgery*
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery*
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Precancerous Conditions / pathology
  • Precancerous Conditions / surgery*
  • Reoperation