Pulmonary hamartoma

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu



Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

Chest radiograph

A solitary well marginated homogeneous radiodensity is seen in the right upper zone with focal central area of increased density within. The ribs in relation to the lesion show normal contour and density. Otherwise the chest radiograph is unremarkable. 


Contrast enhanced chest CT

Contrast CT revealed a lobulated >2cm size lesion with central and eccentric popcorn calcification within suggestive of a benign etiology like pulmonary hamartoma

Case Discussion

A pulmonary hamartoma is a benign neoplasm composed of normal but disorganized lung tissues, with variable components of cartilage, connective tissue, muscle, fat, and bone. It is one of the commonest benign tumors of the lung and accounts for approximately 8% of all lung neoplasms and 6% of solitary pulmonary nodules.

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Case information

rID: 18399
Published: 4th Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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