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See detailPrimary Pulmonary Hemangiopericytoma: Early Local Recurrence after Perioperative Rupture of the Giant Tumor Mass (Two Cases)
VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg; DEKOSTER, Guy ULg; CREEMERS, Etienne ULg et al

in Surgery (1990), 108(1), 105-9

We report two recent observations of giant hemangiopericytoma of the lung, one in a 4-year-old child and another in a 65-year-old man. There were no specific clinical signs, but the radiologic appearance ... [more ▼]

We report two recent observations of giant hemangiopericytoma of the lung, one in a 4-year-old child and another in a 65-year-old man. There were no specific clinical signs, but the radiologic appearance was rather characteristic in both cases, as were the histologic findings. Pneumonectomy was carried out, complicated in each case by rupture of the fragile, incomplete pseudocapsule and diffuse dissemination of necrotic tumor tissue in the operative field and opposite bronchial tree. Outcome was fatal in both cases within a few months, with extensive, rapidly growing metastases in the subcutaneous scar tissue of the thoracotomy and in the other lung and in one case with diffuse diaphragmatic and intraabdominal metastases. These two observations will offer some guidelines for better understanding of this rare localization of hemangiopericytoma, its natural history, and its optimal treatment, with special reference to the malignant potential and local recurrence rate. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasmacytoma of the thyroid: a case report, a study with use of the immunoperoxidase technique, and a review of the literature.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Boniver, Jacques ULg; Bury, J. et al

in Surgery (1987), 101(4), 496-500

A case of solitary plasmacytoma of the thyroid is reported. A monoclonal component (IgG lambda) was identified in the serum of the patient and disappeared after total thyroidectomy and radiotherapy. The ... [more ▼]

A case of solitary plasmacytoma of the thyroid is reported. A monoclonal component (IgG lambda) was identified in the serum of the patient and disappeared after total thyroidectomy and radiotherapy. The use of the immunoperoxidase technique on thyroid, bone marrow, and lymph node specimens allowed us to demonstrate the production of IgG lambda by the tumor, and to rule out the possibility of multiple myeloma. Previously reported cases are reviewed (15 cases). The diagnostic criteria, the association with thyroiditis, and the treatment of this rare disorder are discussed. [less ▲]

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