Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis as a primary manifestation of colon cancer in a young adult

Thomas, Anish; Lenox, Robert
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/12/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 4, p338
Academic Journal
Case Study
Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis is a metastatic lung disease characterized by diffuse spread of the tumour to the pulmonary lymphatic system. We describe the case of a 31-year-old woman who initially received a diagnosis of sarcoidosis based on the results of imaging studies. However, results of a transbronchial biopsy led to the diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis from metastatic colon cancer.


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