A pleural mass with pulmonary infiltrates.

This case study describes a 34-year-old woman presenting with a subacute history of dyspnoea associated with pleural based masses and pulmonary infiltrates. A computed tomography guided biopsy confirmed the presence of a pleural based thymoma, and a video assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy revealed the pulmonary infiltrates to be a lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP). The thymomas responded successfully to chemotherapy and the LIP improved following corticosteroid therapy.
AuthorsChris Ryerson, Samir Malhotra, John English, Diana Ionescu, Stephen Lam
JournalBMJ case reports (BMJ Case Rep) Vol. 2009 ( 2009) ISSN: 1757-790X [Electronic] England
PMID21686513 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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