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Bronchial carcinoid tumor

Case contributed by Dr Sam Kyle



Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Female

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. 


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
Published: 18th Sep 2011
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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