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Alessandro Andreani, Giulio Rossi, Michele Giovannini, Gaia Francesca Cappiello, "Unexpected Positron Emission Tomography-Positive Actinomyces-Related Mass of the Bronchial Stump", Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 19, Article ID 502041, 3 pages, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/502041
Unexpected Positron Emission Tomography-Positive Actinomyces-Related Mass of the Bronchial Stump
Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare disease frequently misdiagnosed, even by experienced clinicians, as primary or metastatic lung cancer or as other more conventional lung infections. It is often an unexpected disease that is basically detected only on cytological/histological examination. A case involving a patient who presented with a mass in the bronchial stump (of a previous pulmonary lobectomy) is described. Despite a strong suspicion of recurrent lung cancer, positron emission tomography confirmed a diagnosis of a suture-related bronchial actinomycosis.
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