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2012 — October Case of the Month

Posted October 30, 2012

CLINICAL SUMMARY: Lung  

CAP Foundation Online Case of the Month

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A 70-year-old-man with a 100-pack-per-year history of smoking presented with hemoptysis. Radiologic studies demonstrated a mass in the upper lobe of the left lung which was biopsied and a subsequent lobectomy was performed. The lobectomy was remarkable for a centrally located 2.5 cm partially necrotic mass.

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  • Adenocarcinoma, solid type with mucin production
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma
  • Basaloid carcinoma
  • Large cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

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