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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2009;77(5): 1198-1201.
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김원영·장유진·이은정·최창민, You Jin Chang, Eun Jung Lee, Chang Min Choi
Report of a case: Pulmonary giant cell carcinoma diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration
Won Young Kim, You Jin Chang, Eun Jung Lee, Chang Min Choi
ABSTRACT
Pulmonary giant cell carcinoma is a rare lung tumor characterized by its highly malignant and aggressive clinical course. It was first identified in 1958 by Nash and Stout and the diagnosis was usually made postoperatively or by autopsy. Early diagnosis is essential for treating the tumor and distinguishing it from other types of lung cancer. Pulmonary giant cell carcinoma is usually located in the lung periphery, and computed tomography (CT) or fluoroscopic guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration makes the diagnosis possible. Recently, endobronchial ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EBUS-FNA) has been gaining popularity because it allows for an approach to a centrally located lung mass that is not visible by routine bronchoscopy. We report a case of pulmonary giant cell carcinoma that presented as a central lung mass and was diagnosed by EBUS-FNA. (Korean J Med 77:S1198- S1201, 2009)
Keywords: Carcinoma, Giant Cell; Biopsy, Fine-Needle
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