TITLE

Nodular pseudotumoral pulmonary amyloidosis mimicking pulmonary carcinoma

AUTHOR(S)
Pusztaszeri, M.; Kamel, E. M.; Artemisia, S.; Genevav, M.; Mckee, T.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;May2005, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p440
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a case in which nodular pseudotumoral pulmonary amyloidosis mimicked pulmonary carcinoma. A 72 year old woman was admitted for a cholecystectomy. A CT scan showed a 5 cm diameter non-calcified mass in the left upper lobe. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy was not present. Positron emission tomography with 18F-FDG (FDG-PET) showed that the mass had a high heterogeneous uptake suggestive of malignancy. The patient underwent a left superior lobectomy with mediastinal lymphadenectomy. Macroscopic examination of the left upper lobe showed a firm pale tanned and regular subpleural nodule with well defined borders.
ACCESSION #
17105985

 

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