Thoracic lymphadenopathy - breast cancer (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Increasing SOB ?infection.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

No focal consolidation, collapse or pneumothorax. No large pleural effusion. Widened right paratracheal stripe, loss of normal AP window contour and left hilar mass, most in keeping with lymphadenopathy. Right sided brachial port with tip projecting at the cavo-atrial junction. 

CT confirms right paratracheal and AP window lymphadenopathy. 

Case Discussion

The patient has a known history of breast cancer and this lymphadenopathy represents metastatic disease. 

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Case information

rID: 29405
Published: 23rd May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Oncology, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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