1987 Volume 9 Issue 2 Pages 166-170
A 68 year-old, female was admitted with cough, fever and left chest pain. Left pleural effusion and a huge mass shadow recognized in the left lung field on chest X-ray film. Bronchoscopic examination showed an ivory-colored polyp in the left upper lobe originating from the left main bronchus. The polyp was 3cm in size. Only necrotic tissues were obtained by transbronchial biopsies. Giant cell carcinoma was diagnosed by percutaneous needle biopsy. Despite intensive therapy patient died on the 36th day of hospitalization with respiratory failure. We considered it to be a rare case of giant cell carcinoma.