Centrally located squamous cell carcinoma of the lung mimicking endobronchial tuberculosis

Shigeki Umemura, Kenichiro Kudo, Takashi Ninomiya, Yasuhiro Shiote, Hiromichi Yamane, Toshimitsu Suwaki, Atsuko Shirakawa, Haruhito Kamei

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Abstract

Here we report a case of centrally located squamous cell carcinoma of the lung mimicking endobronchial tuberculosis. On the basis of the white light bronchoscopic (WLB) findings, bronchial tuberculosis was initially suspected. But transbronchial biopsy of the lesion revealed squamous cell carcinoma. Autofluorescence imaging bronchovideoscopy (AFI) showed the lesion area as magenta. After four cycles of chemotherapy, the magenta area was markedly shrunk on AFI. Performance of AFI might be useful for differentiating centrally located lung cancer from endobronchial tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1178-1179
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autofluorescence imaging
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial tuberculosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Squamous cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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