A case of squamous cell carcinomatous lung abscess with multiple metastatic abscesses

Eun Lim Ju, Young Kim Eun, Eun Jang Ji, Ji Young Son, Ye Jung Ji, Hoon Park Byung, Jong Lee Kyung, Wun Yoon Yoe, Kwang Byun Min, Rah Lee Sa, Ae Kang Young, Wook Moon Jin, Suk Park Moo, Sam Kim Young, Joon Jang, Nyun Park Young, Kyu Kim Se

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Among the bronchogenic carcinomas, especially squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma frequently present with cavitation, which may result from tumor necrosis. Cavitary lesions of the tumor are occasionally associated with infection and misdiagnosed as benign lung abscess owing to the partial responsiveness to antibiotics. It is very difficult to distinguish the carcinomatous abscess from the benign lung abscess, because of their similar clinical and radiologic features. Delay in diagnosis of underlying lung cancer may result in poor outcome. Therefore, clinicians should remember that the patients with highly suspicious carcinoma of the lung should undergo further precise examinations to find out malignant cells. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases


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