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Bronchogenic Carcinoma Presenting as Spontaneous Pneumothorax Case Report with Review of Literature


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Title: Bronchogenic Carcinoma Presenting as Spontaneous Pneumothorax Case Report with Review of Literature
Authors: Minami, Hiroyuki / Nakamura, Yuzuru / Kubota, Fusao / Ishikawa, Hiroshi / Kaziwara, Keiji / Nishida, Takahiro / Yamaguchi, Eiichiro / Nakatani, Hiroyuki / Ifuku, Masumi
Issue Date: 25-Dec-1992
Citation: Acta Medica Nagasakiensia. 1992, 37(1-4), p.82-84
Abstract: Primary lung cancer with pneumothorax as a primary symptom is very rare. The case studied herein was make, sixty years old. The patient had a complaint of chest pain and dyspnea and was diagnosed as having pneumothorax on the radiograph. At the same time, a shadow of tumor was recognized around the upper lobes of the left lung and accordingly bronchoscopy was performed. As a result of transbronchial biopsies, malignant cells were detected. The left upper lobectomy was performed and it was diagnosed to be large cell carcinoma. Mechanism of the pneumothorax was thought to be caused by the burst of the visceral pleura because of the abrupt enlargement of the tumor.
Keywords: Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Primay lung cancer
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/17562
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 37, No. 1-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/17562

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