Gemcitabine lung toxicity

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Status post-Whipple surgery for ductal adenocarcinoma of pancreatic head. For follow-up.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

A case of gemcitabine lung toxicity following a Whipple procedure for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head.

Lung toxicity is a long-known, common side effect of many chemotherapeutic agents. Care must be taken, however, with the diagnosis thereof, as opportunistic lung infections are common in immunosuppressed oncological patients; oftentimes, a lung infection and lung toxicity can have a very similar radiological appearance.

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Case information

rID: 67255
Published: 25th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Laniado Hospital

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