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Pulmonary infarction associated with bronchogenic carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18301982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Computed tomography findings of pathologically proven pulmonary infarction associated with bronchogenic carcinoma are reported for two patients. In one case, the infarction was demonstrated as a well-defined pleura-based large nodule in the peripheral portion of the same lobe of the tumor. The nodule had a smooth, convex border and a linear strand from the apex of the lesion toward the hilum. The obstruction of the subsegmental pulmonary artery due to tumor invasion was considered the cause of pulmonary infarction. In the second case, the infarction was demonstrated as a rapidly appeared, pleura-based consolidation in the same lobe of the tumor with a blurred border. Obstruction of the pulmonary vein by a tumor might have played an important role in the development of the pulmonary infarction in association with a large pulmonary artery obstruction. We conclude that pulmonary infarction should be considered as a differential diagnosis when peripheral pulmonary nodules or masses are located in the same lobe as the primary cancer.
Masashi Takahashi; Yoko Murakami; Norihisa Nitta; Kiyoshi Murata; Noriaki Tezuka; Shozo Fujino; Hidetoshi Okabe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0288-2043     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Med     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-27     Completed Date:  2008-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412264     Medline TA:  Radiat Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta-Tsukinowa, Otsu, 520-2192, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Carcinoma, Small Cell / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Contrast Media / administration & dosage
Diagnosis, Differential
Incidental Findings
Lung / radiography,  surgery
Lung Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Infarction / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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