Document Type

Case Report


Medical College Pakistan; Medicine; Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery


Adenoid cystic carcinoma, also known as cylindroma, is one of the rare and unexplored clinical presentations of lung cancer, for which existing knowledge is scarce. This case report discusses a presentation of this tumor in the right lung, which subsequently extended to the left atrium through the right superior pulmonary vein. The extension of this rare tumor into the left atrium makes this case both uniquely distinctive and clinically relevant. The management strategy opted for this case was a right posterolateral thoracotomy and right pneumonectomy with partial resection of the left atrium. The desired outcome of this report is to shed light on the unusual clinical pathophysiology, register its atypical extensions, and navigate surgeons who may encounter this manifestation in the future.


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Publication (Name of Journal)

JTO clinical and research reports

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