Bronchogenic carcinoma

Case contributed by Alborz Jahangiri


Heavy smoker patient with hemoptysis and shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

The dense hilum sign and a lobulated soft tissue mass lesion is noted posterior to the left hilum.


There is a left hilar/left lower lobe mass which displaces some of the adjacent pulmonary arteries and abuts the descending aorta, the left lower lobe pulmonary vein and partly encases the left lower lobe bronchus and appears to protrude into the posterior wall of the left main bronchus.

Case Discussion

Findings are in keeping with bronchogenic carcinoma.

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