Resident, Department of Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Multiple pulmonary scar carcinomas in a patient with Hodgkin's Disease: Report of a case and review of the literature
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2006
Copyright © 1980 American Cancer Society
Volume 46, Issue 8, pages 1868–1872, 15 October 1980
How to Cite
Gray, R. E. and O'Neal, R. M. (1980), Multiple pulmonary scar carcinomas in a patient with Hodgkin's Disease: Report of a case and review of the literature. Cancer, 46: 1868–1872. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19801015)46:8<1868::AID-CNCR2820460827>3.0.CO;2-K
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 OCT 1979
A case of multiple pulmonary scar carcinomas arising in a 53–year-old woman with Hodgkin's disease is reported. Review of the literature reveals that scar carcinoma is generally thought to arise in areas of bronchiolar epithelial proliferation occurring in association with pre-existing lung scars. However, we and others have emphasized that, given the usual gross and histologic picture of scar carcinoma, it is impossible to state with certainty whether the carcinoma arose in response to the scar tissue, or the scar tissue formed consequent to the occurrence of repeated small foci of tumor necrosis. The association of Hodgkin's disease and multiple malignancies is also discussed.