T2a lung cancer

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Smoker with weight loss and cough. CT biopsy proven lung malignancy.

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Spiculated 4cm left upper lobe mass.

Right lung clear.  Heart size normal.

Modality: CT

4cm left apical spiculated mass with minor tethering to the pleural surface and the oblique fissure.

No cavitation.

Right lung clear.

No significant mediastinal lymphadenopathy.

Modality: Pathology

Gross specimen from left upper lobectomy.

The tumour (white) is well delineated from the surrounding normal lung.

Case Discussion

An example of a T2a lung cancer with surgical correlate.

Classical spiculated lesion, which is nearly always cancer.

Final histology:   Adenocarcinoma of the lung

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Case Information

rID: 52556
Case created: 12th Apr 2017
Last edited: 18th Apr 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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