Carcinoma of the lung

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Chest pain. Heavy smoker.

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Female

Highly unusual mass with a horizontal inferior border in a patient with signs of chronic airways obstruction and bullous emphysema.


Gross bullous emphysema with a spiculated mass in the posterior segment of the right upper lobe abutting and limited by the oblique fissure. This is unusual for cancer i.e. it tends to grow inexorably and to displace the fissure rather than be limited by it.

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Case information

rID: 17945
Case created: 27th May 2012
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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