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25-year old male with pleural thickening.

Ahuja A, Gothi D, Amonkar G, Joshi JM - Lung India (2008)

Bottom Line: The growth of some of the adenocarcinomas is virtually identical to that of malignant mesothelioma, also known as pseudomesotheliomatous adenocarcinoma of lung.Their differentiation on the basis of histopathology can pose diagnostic difficulties; hence immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy may be required for further differentiation.

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Affiliation: Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College & B Y L Nair Hospital, Mumbai 400 008.

ABSTRACT
The growth of some of the adenocarcinomas is virtually identical to that of malignant mesothelioma, also known as pseudomesotheliomatous adenocarcinoma of lung. Their differentiation on the basis of histopathology can pose diagnostic difficulties; hence immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy may be required for further differentiation.

No MeSH data available.


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Chest radiograph shows inhomogeneous opacification of left hemithorax suggestive of left sided pleural thickening.
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Figure 0001: Chest radiograph shows inhomogeneous opacification of left hemithorax suggestive of left sided pleural thickening.

Mentions: A 25-year-old, non-smoker, male presented with dull aching left sided chest pain, dry cough and exertional dyspnoea for past two months. He was being treated with antituberculosis drugs over past two months for left sided pleural effusion. He denied history of exposure to organic or inorganic dust. There was no evidence of digital clubbing or lymphadenopathy. Examination was unremarkable except loss of volume, dull note and decreased auscultatory sounds over entire left hemithorax. Chest radiograph (fig. 1) shows inhomogeneous opacification of left hemithorax suggestive of left sided pleural thickening. Computerized tomography (fig. 2) of the thorax reveals a left sided diffuse pleural thickening and large soft tissue mass arising from thoracic and mediastinal pleura. No hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy was seen. Pleural fluid analysis showed an exudate, negative for malignant cells, bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria. Ultrasonography of abdomen and bone scan was normal. CT guided biopsy of the pleural mass under high power field is shown in fig. 3.


25-year old male with pleural thickening.

Ahuja A, Gothi D, Amonkar G, Joshi JM - Lung India (2008)

Chest radiograph shows inhomogeneous opacification of left hemithorax suggestive of left sided pleural thickening.
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Figure 0001: Chest radiograph shows inhomogeneous opacification of left hemithorax suggestive of left sided pleural thickening.
Mentions: A 25-year-old, non-smoker, male presented with dull aching left sided chest pain, dry cough and exertional dyspnoea for past two months. He was being treated with antituberculosis drugs over past two months for left sided pleural effusion. He denied history of exposure to organic or inorganic dust. There was no evidence of digital clubbing or lymphadenopathy. Examination was unremarkable except loss of volume, dull note and decreased auscultatory sounds over entire left hemithorax. Chest radiograph (fig. 1) shows inhomogeneous opacification of left hemithorax suggestive of left sided pleural thickening. Computerized tomography (fig. 2) of the thorax reveals a left sided diffuse pleural thickening and large soft tissue mass arising from thoracic and mediastinal pleura. No hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy was seen. Pleural fluid analysis showed an exudate, negative for malignant cells, bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria. Ultrasonography of abdomen and bone scan was normal. CT guided biopsy of the pleural mass under high power field is shown in fig. 3.

Bottom Line: The growth of some of the adenocarcinomas is virtually identical to that of malignant mesothelioma, also known as pseudomesotheliomatous adenocarcinoma of lung.Their differentiation on the basis of histopathology can pose diagnostic difficulties; hence immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy may be required for further differentiation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College & B Y L Nair Hospital, Mumbai 400 008.

ABSTRACT
The growth of some of the adenocarcinomas is virtually identical to that of malignant mesothelioma, also known as pseudomesotheliomatous adenocarcinoma of lung. Their differentiation on the basis of histopathology can pose diagnostic difficulties; hence immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy may be required for further differentiation.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus