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Medical imaging provides a major clue as to whether a lung tumor is benign or malignant, where lesions smaller than 2 cm are likely to be benign, whereas lesions larger than 2 cm are malignant (that is, lung cancer) in 85% of cases.
Subsequently distribution of benign tumors and lung cancers, respectively, are as follows:
Benign lung tumors:
- Hamartomas - 76%
- Benign fibrous mesothelioma/solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) - 12.3%
- Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) - 5.4%
- Lipoma - 1.5%
- Leiomyoma - 1.5%
- Other - 3.3%
- Lung adenocarcinoma with lepidic growth - low magnification.jpg
Lung adenocarcinoma, with lepidic pattern shown, wherein tumors cells cover alveolar walls.
- Histopathology of lung adenocarcinoma with solid pattern.jpg
Lung adenocarcinoma, with solid pattern.
- Large cell carcinoma of the lung .jpg
Large cell carcinoma of the lung: neoplastic cells with abundant pale eosinophilic cytoplasm.
Whereas large cell carcinoma is more often histologically distinct, adenocarcinoma and SCC may look alike. In such cases, an immunohistochemistry panel of TTF1, CK5/6, and p63 can be used to distinguish the two.
For non-small cell carcinoma (NSCLC) stages IB - IV, perform full next generation sequencing panel (DNA and RNA) with PDL-1 immunostaining if the treating physician approves. For advanced stage NSCLC that are not candidates for biopsy or re-biopsy, “liquid biopsy” on peripheral blood is a viable option.
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