Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Shortness of breath and weight loss

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male
X-ray
CT

Case Discussion

Chest x-ray demonstrates extensive and widespread fluffy airspace opacities, with almost complete white-out of the mid and lower zones on the left.

CT confirms extensive airspace opacities with numerous air-bronchograms. No pleural effusions or significant adenopathy.

Sputum, right and left main bronchus lavage were positive for malignant cells consistent of carcinoma, thought true cut biopsy was suggested by the pathologist to confirm the diagnosis of bronchoalveolar carcinoma, the patient condition did not permit for this.

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Case information

rID: 9272
Case created: 27th Mar 2010
Last edited: 29th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Tags: lung, bac
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