Two cases of intrapulmonary lymph node presenting as a peripheral nodular shadow: Diagnostic differentiation from lung cancer

Nobukazu Fujimoto, Yoshihiko Segewa, Nagio Takigawa, Ichiro Takata, Katsuyuki Hotta, Hiroshi Mogami, Masao Nakata, Koichi Mandai, Kenji Eguchi

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Abstract

We present two cases of intrapulmonary lymph node. The patients were a 44-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man each with a small peripheral nodule in the lung. On computed tomography (CT) scans, both nodules were spiculated. Since histological diagnosis could not be obtained by bronchoscopic examination or CT-guided needle biopsy, they underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Histological examination of the resected material revealed that both nodules were composed of lymph node. Intrapulmonary lymph node has until recently been assigned no clinical significance; however, differential diagnosis of this lesion from lung cancers and other metastatic tumors is now clinically important. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalLung Cancer
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intrapulmonary lymph node
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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