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A rare mediastinal tumour in a young male mimicking massive pleural effusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22345919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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A 30-year-old male, carpenter by profession, presented with a history of dry cough and progressive shortness of breath for two months along with right-sided chest pain for one and a half months. The clinico-radiological picture was suggestive of right-sided massive pleural effusion. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the thorax showed a huge mediastinal mass occupying the entire right hemithorax with very small amount of pleural effusion. CT-guided fine needle aspiration cytology and tru-cut biopsy from the mass both revealed small round-cell tumour, possibly small cell carcinoma of the lung. However, on immunohistochemistry tumour cells expressed Mic-2 and it was consistent with a diagnosis of primitive neuroectodermal tumour.
Authors:
Sudipta Pandit; Subhasis Mukherjee; Soumya Bhattacharya; Arunabha Dattachaudhuri; Sourin Bhuniya; Jaydip Deb; Pulakesh Bhanja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lung India : official organ of Indian Chest Society     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0974-598X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lung India     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405380     Medline TA:  Lung India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India.
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