Synchronous lung cancers

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Smoker. Haemoptysis - two episodes.

Patient Data

Age: 76
Gender: Female

There is a right midzone mass and a peripheral left mid zone cavitating lesion. Normal cardiomediastinal contour. 


In the left upper lobe, there is a thick-walled cavitating lesion with surrounding ground glass opacity.

Posteriorly in the superior segment of the right lower lobe is mass with spiculated margins. Minor internal cavitation.


Case Discussion

This is a case of synchronous lung cancers. The patient underwent sequential resection with the results being adenocarcinoma for one tumour, and squamous cell carcinoma for the other. Unfortunately, the histology reports are not available and it is not known which histology belongs to which tumour. 

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Case information

rID: 39143
Case created: 21st Aug 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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