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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2013, Article ID 340202, 3 pages
Case Report

Empiric Treatment of Focal Organizing Pneumonia in a Patient with a Low-Risk Lung Mass

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 615 Michael Street, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

Received 17 June 2013; Accepted 10 July 2013

Academic Editors: F. Midulla and L. Pinto

Copyright © 2013 Mir Alikhan and Srihari Veeraraghavan. 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.


The authors present a case of a 57-year-old man presenting with a solitary lung mass. Transbronchial biopsy showed an organizing pneumonia pattern. A therapeutic trial of corticosteroids resulted in complete resolution avoiding surgery. The authors discuss the diagnosis of focal organizing pneumonia without surgical resection.