Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 1
Lung cancer and Warthin's tumor: a case report and review of the literature
Ekin Zorlu1,Pınar Atasoy2,Nesimi Günal1,Koray Dural1,Berkant Özpolat1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2018.0004 Warthin's tumor (WT) is a salivary gland neoplasm, which is also called as papillary cyst adenoma lymphomatosis. Herein, we present an uncommon coexistence of WT in an 80-year-old patient with PET/CT positive cervical lymph nodes, during the diagnostic workup of a pulmonary mass lesion. Histopathologic diagnosis of the lymph node was reported as Warthin tumor and transthoracic biopsy of the mass as non-small cell lung carcinoma. We want to emphasize that it would be essential to identify patients with WT as an association with lung cancer was suggested in the recent literature. Keywords : lung cancer, Warthin