Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Case Report: Pulmonary Hamartoma in Breast Cancer Patient

Yasser Mubarak1* and Hoda Mokhtar2

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Minia University, Egypt 2Department of Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy, Minia University, Egypt

*Correspondance to: Yasser Mubarak 

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Background: Pulmonary hamartoma accounts for 77% of benign lung tumors and for 4% of all solitary lung nodules. Pulmonary hamartomas presented as a solitary peripheral mass 90%, and rarely multiple lesions. They are more common in adults, and their incidence in males is twice than in females. Objective: Pulmonary hamartomas are rare benign lung tumors and are composed of an abnormal mixture of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. They usually present as single, round nodules with distinct boundaries and are mostly asymptomatic. Case Report: We present a case of 47 years old female post bilateral mastectomy follow up period, who presented with cough, chest pain and dyspnea. Chest Computed Tomography (CT) showed a well-defined non-enhancing nodules measuring 3 cm × 2.5 cm and 1.5 cm × 1 cm seen in left lower lung lobe. Metastasis was differential diagnosis. Encluation of two nodules was done through minithoracotomy. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary hamartoma. Conclusion: It is common for confusion to occur when pulmonary nodules are found in the followup evaluation of patients who underwent mastectomy.


Hamartoma; Solitary pulmonary nodule; Lung cancer; Breast cancer; Metastasis


Mubarak Y, Mokhtar H. Case Report: Pulmonary Hamartoma in Breast Cancer Patient. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 2043..

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