Recurrence of bronchogenic carcinoma after pneumonectomy

Case contributed by Assis Prof Faeze Salahshour


The patient has a history of the right pneumonectomy1 year ago now comes with dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Evidence of pneumonectomy is noted on the right side as fluid in the pneumonectomy cavity and ipsilateral mediastinal shift. Irregular wall thickening of residual right main bronchus stump is seen, suggestive of tumoral recurrence, with extension to the carina and distal right tracheal wall.

The yellow arrow points to the thickened irregular right main bronchus.

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Case information

rID: 80896
Published: 12th Aug 2020
Last edited: 12th Aug 2020
System: Oncology, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)