[Cystic mucinous pulmonary tumor of borderline malignancy. Report of a case]

Ann Pathol. 1993;13(6):405-8.
[Article in French]


A cystic mucinous borderline tumor was discovered in a sixty two year old man, presenting as a cystic mass in the right lower lobe. A first diagnosis of bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma was made on bronchial biopsies. Surgical specimen examination revealed a lung mucinous cystic borderline proliferation similar to ovary borderline mucinous tumors. Such an unusual localisation has been already reported. The diagnostic difficulties are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Bronchial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Carcinoma / pathology
  • Cystadenoma, Mucinous / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Pulmonary Alveoli / pathology