A case of squamous cell lung cancer presented as a cystic lesion and recurrent pneumothoraces

Fadi Aldaghlawi, Urs Von Holzen, Liang Li, Walid Hadid

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Abstract

We report a rare case of a 70-year-old male with recurrent pneumothoraces within one year treated with intermittent insertion of chest tube on each occasion. Diagnostic testing was notable for a cystic lesion in the left lung that was initially interpreted as bulla on chest x-ray and chest computed tomographic scan. Due to thickening and nodularity changes of the thin wall of the cystic lesion, the patient underwent left upper lobectomy. Pathology showed poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the cystic lesion wall. This case emphasizes the importance of monitoring pulmonary cystic lesions especially in patients with a history of smoking and emphysema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101382
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
Volume33
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cyst
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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