Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


50 year old male with shortness of breath

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male




Case Discussion

The chest radiograph demonstrated bi-hilar lymphadenopathy with widening of the superior mediastinum.

The CT (for which limited slices are shown) confirmed mediastinal and bi-hilar lymphadenopathy.  Enlarged main pulmonary artery. No consolidation.

The differential includes sarcoidosis, TB and lymphoma.  The appearance and distribution of nodes is suggestive of sarcoidosis and this was confirmed at transbronchial nodal biopsy.

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Case information

rID: 13444
Published: 12th Apr 2011
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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