Bronchogenic carcinoma with upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Heavy smoker complains of 2 months of cough and expectoration in spite of medical treatment

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Right central bronchogenic carcinoma infiltrates the right superior lobar bronchus and causes collapse of the right upper lobe with compensatory hyperinflation of the lower lobe. It infiltrates the mediastinal fat without vascular invasion. No lymph nodes

Annotated image

The red arrow refers to the obliterated superior lobar bronchus

Case Discussion

Bronchoscopic biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.

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Case information

rID: 29297
Published: 15th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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