Bronchogenic carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri


Heavy smoker patient with haemoptysis and shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

The dense hilum sign and a lobulated soft tissue mass lesion is noted posterior to the left hilum.


There is a left hilar/left lower lobe mass which displaces some of the adjacent pulmonary arteries and abuts the descending aorta, the left lower lobe pulmonary vein and partly encases the left lower lobe bronchus and appears to protrude into the posterior wall of the left main bronchus.

Case Discussion

Findings are in keeping with bronchogenic carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 47026
Published: 28th Jul 2016
Last edited: 30th Sep 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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