Current Thoracic Surgery 2019 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
Primary sarcomas of the lung: report of five cases and review of the literature
Makbule Ergin1,Hakan Keskin1,Abdullah Erdogan1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey Case Report Corresponding DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.0006 Viewed : 3214 - Downloaded : 908 Primary pulmonary sarcomas of the lung are rare tumors with a low incidence. We reviewed the literature and analyzed 5 patients retrospectively. All clinical datas and therapeutic protocols were recorded. The required surgical procedure was lobectomy in 4 patients and diagnostic broncoscopy and mediastinoscopy in one patient. At histological examination; 2 carcinosarcoma, 1 undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, 1 leiomyosarcoma and 1 synovial sarcoma diagnosed. Primary sarcomas of the lung cannot be differentieted from more common tumors of the lung tumors clinically. Early diagnosis and complete surgical resection is critical for prognosis. Keywords : carcinosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, sarcoma, synovial sarcoma