Lung cancer invading the left atrium

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Hamdy Mhsb


Chest x-ray showed a hilar shadow. CT for further investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Left hilar hypodense solid mass with spiculated outline with extension into the left atrium. 



Yellow box/circle show the left hilar central lung cancer. 

Case Discussion

An elderly male patient who was a heavy smoker presents with a left hilar opacity on x-ray. Further work up and biopsy revealed small cell carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 53303
Published: 13th May 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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