Clear cell "sugar" tumour of the lung: a case report.

M. S. Shiran, G. C. Tan, N. Arunachalam, A. R. Sabariah, R. Pathmanathan

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We report a case of clear cell "sugar" tumour of the lung (CCTL) occurring in a 26-year-old lady. The patient was asymptomatic and the lesion was picked up in the course of a pre-employment medical examination. A well-defined 5 cm nodule in the right lower lobe was detected on routine chest X-Ray. Microscopical examination of the coin lesion showed clear cells containing abundant diastase-sensitive intracytoplasmic glycogen, as demohstrated with periodic acid-Schiff stains. Tumour immunoreactivity for HMB-45 and non-reactivity for cytokeratin support the histological diagnosis. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of CCTL in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalThe Malaysian Journal of Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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