Bronchogenic carcinoma mimicking a breast implant

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Rounded opacity projecting over the right chest and seeming to conform to the outline of the breast is actually within the lung when seen in lateral projection. 

Case Discussion

Yet another good example of why two projections are needed. You would be forgiven for mistaking this very large bronchogenic carcinoma (proven histologically) for a right-sided breast implant

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Case information

rID: 10561
Published: 21st Aug 2010
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2019
System: Chest
Tag: cxr
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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