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2008 — July Case of the Month

Updated August 20, 2008


CAP Foundation July 2008 Online Case of the Month

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A 42-year-old man presented with shortness of breath and a cough productive of copious sputum. CT examination revealed extensive consolidation of the right upper and middle lobes. Following a diagnostic biopsy, a right bilobectomy was performed. The lung parenchyma was firm, tan, and diffusely consolidated. The cut surface had a slightly mucoid consistency.

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  • Adenocarcinoma, goblet cell type
  • Adenocarcinoma, signet ring type
  • Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, mucinous type
  • Mucinous (colloid) carcinoma
  • Mucinous cystadenoma

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