Recurrent Pneumocytoma


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Abstract

Pneumocytoma is an unusual benign pulmonary epithelial neoplasm. Surgical resection is almost always curative. We present a case of a young female patient who had successfully undergone sublobar resection of pneumocytoma 8 years previously and who presented with a histologically proven recurrence adjacent to the surgical staple line. Our case highlights the potential dangers of nonanatomic resection, including for benign entities.

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