Left hilar mass: small cell lung cancer

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Irregular mass in the left hilum. Mild linear atelectasis in left lower lobe. No pleural or pericardial effusion. Cardiomediastinal contour normal for age and projection. Sternal wiring noted.

CT confirms the presence of a left hilar mass and also demonstrated extensive liver metastases.

Case Discussion

Subsequent liver biopsy confirmed small cell carcinoma. 

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Case information

rID: 30005
Case created: 11th Jul 2014
Last edited: 1st Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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