Severe bronchoconstriction due to sarcoid-like reaction to lung cancer

Hiroyuki Tao, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Eisuke Matsuda, Fumiho Sano, Kazunori Okabe, Kazurou Sugi

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Abstract

Chest radiography in a 59-year-old woman with recurrent pneumonia showed infiltrates in her left upper lung field. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy and chest computed tomography revealed severe constriction in the upper bronchus and a nodule in the left upper lobe. After lobectomy, adenocarcinoma was confirmed, with multiple non-caseating granulomas in the lung parenchyma and lymph nodes. Bronchial constriction was thought to be due to a sarcoid-like reaction secondary to lung cancer, leading to granuloma formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Bronchoconstriction
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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