Pseudocavitating Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma Followed Over a Decade

Jason P. Shaw, Pablo A. Bejarano, Richard J Thurer

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Abstract

A 38-year-old woman with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) had a slow-growing cavitary nodule for nearly a decade. When she was hospitalized because of pneumonia 9 years earlier, a chest computed tomography scan showed a 1.5-cm cavitary right upper lobe nodule. At 1, 3, and 9 years computed tomography scans showed slow growth of the nodule to 2.4 cm, corresponding to a volume doubling time of 1494 days. Thoracoscopic biopsy and lobectomy were performed. Pathologic analysis revealed a well-differentiated mucinous BAC (T1N0M0). Pseudocavitation in solitary BAC is rare. A longer period of surveillance may be required to rule out malignancy in this setting. Surgical resection remains the mainstay of therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1432-1434
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume85
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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Bronchiolo-Alveolar Adenocarcinoma
Tomography
Mucinous Adenocarcinoma
Pneumonia
Thorax
Biopsy
Growth
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Pseudocavitating Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma Followed Over a Decade. / Shaw, Jason P.; Bejarano, Pablo A.; Thurer, Richard J.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 85, No. 4, 01.04.2008, p. 1432-1434.

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Shaw, Jason P. ; Bejarano, Pablo A. ; Thurer, Richard J. / Pseudocavitating Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma Followed Over a Decade. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 85, No. 4. pp. 1432-1434.
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