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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2012, Article ID 351305, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/351305
Case Report

A Rare Case of Hemoptysis: Intrapulmonary Cavitary Lesion Appearing as a Thoracic Endometriosis

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Kecioren, 06280 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Kecioren, 06280 Ankara, Turkey

Received 10 April 2012; Accepted 8 August 2012

Academic Editors: A. X. Freire and F. Midulla

Copyright © 2012 Ali Celik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pulmonary endometriosis is a rarely seen disease of the lung. On computed tomography, a cavitary lesion of 15 × 26 in size was detected in the lung parenchyma of a 38-year-old female patient who was examined due to hemoptysis. The pathologic result of the surgically excised cavitary lesion was reported as pulmonary endometriosis.