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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia mimicking multiple pulmonary metastases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10651340     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 45-year-old woman with no history of cancer presented with a radiological and clinical diagnosis of metastatic tumor in the lungs. On the basis of the findings, the patient underwent an extensive investigation attempting to locate a primary tumor. After an unsuccessful workup, the patient was referred for biopsy, which showed findings of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). This case illustrates that the clinical, roentgenographic, and CT findings of BOOP are nonspecific and in some cases can be confused with those of metastatic tumor in the lungs.
Authors:
M J Orseck; K C Player; C D Woollen; H Kelley; P F White
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-17     Completed Date:  2000-02-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, South Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  secondary*
Middle Aged
Thoracoscopy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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