Left lower lobe (retrocardiac) lung cancer

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Large opacity projecting over the heart in the medial left lower zone. Cardiac silhouette is not enlarged. Hilum are normal. No convincing mediastinal lymphadenopathy. 

Nuclear medicine


Large PET-avid mass in the posterior left lower lobe. No evidence of metastatic disease. 

Case Discussion

The patient proceeded to lower lobectomy and a pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma was confirmed. 

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Case information

rID: 43285
Published: 4th Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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