Pulmonary adenocarcinoma

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis certain


Chronic cough but otherwise well.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

Right upper lobe consolidation with central cavitation. Surrounding extensive ground glass opacity. Superior right hilar lymphadenopathy.  


Pathology report from bronchoscopic biopsy. 

Case Discussion

The imaging features in themselves are non-specific with both malignancy and infection possible culprits - the key is to correlate the imaging findings with the clinical information. 

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