Small cell lung cancer: gross pathology

Case contributed by Dr Yale Rosen
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Coronal section through both lungs viewed from behind, demonstrating a tumour arising from the right mainstem bronchus, which it narrows, with subcarinal nodal involvement. There is additional invasion into the adjacent lung parenchyma and tumour nodules are also present in the left lung.

Case Discussion

Coronal section through both lungs viewed from behind, demonstrating a tumour arising from the right mainstem bronchus, which it narrows, with subcarinal nodal involvement. There is additional invasion into the adjacent lung parenchyma and tumour nodules are also present in the left lung.

Histology was consistent with a small cell lung cancer

Author: Yale Rosen, M.D.

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Case Information

rID: 8624
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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