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Small cell lung cancer with left main pulmonary arterial thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


55 years old patient with recent weight loss , cough and dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years old
Gender: Male

Well-defined enhanced central left lung mass is seen with mediastinal invasion. Mass encases left main bronchus, left upper bronchus and also left main pulmonary artery. Filling defect is noted in the encased artery favoring a complicating thrombosis. Multiple low attenuation enlarged mediastinal lymphadenopathy. 

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with lung cancer with mediastinal invasion and thrombotic left main pulmonary artery. 
(Histology : small cell lung carcinoma )


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Case information

rID: 21037
Published: 31st Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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