Bronchial carcinoid tumour

Case contributed by Dr Sam Kyle

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Cough

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Female
X-ray

Left lower lobe collapse.

A number of interval repeat CXRs showed same finding of persistent LLL collapse.  Was initially attributed to asthma with mucus plugging.  Because of failure to resolve, CT chest performed. 

CT

Enhancing lesion which appears endobronchial obstructing the LLL bronchus and causing LLL collapse.

Case Discussion

Persistent collapse or consolidation on chest x-ray is an indication for further investigation with CT in any patient.

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Case information

rID: 15042
Case created: 18th Sep 2011
Last edited: 12th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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