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Diagnostic Imaging

A case of inflammatory pseudotumor that presented multiple lung nodules and masses, diagnosed by a thoracoscopic lung biopsy

Shinji Morisaki  Satoshi Ikegame  Yoshiaki Tao  Kan Okabayashi  Katsuo Sueishi  Shohei Takata 

National Hospital Organization Fukuoka-Higashi Medical Center

ABSTRACT

The patient was a 70-year-old female. She visited our hospital, because her lung's abnormal shadow on chest radiograph was refractory for garenoxacin administration. Chest computed tomography revealed multiple lung nodules and masses with variable size, for which fiberopticbronchoscopy could produce no diagnostic results. Malignant lymphoma was suspected by elevation of serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor. Lung biopsy was performed using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, and pathological exploration led to the diagnosis of "inflammatory pseudotumor." All nodules and masses showed improvement after 30 mg/day of prednisolone administration. We present this extremely rare case of multiple lung inflammatory pseudotumor with several previous reports and considerations.

KEYWORDS

Inflammatory pseudotumor  Multiple lung nodules 

Received 26 Nov 2014 / Accepted 20 Feb 2015

AJRS, 4(4): 336-339, 2015

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