Surprising squamous cell carcinoma in the right upper lobe at bronchoscopy in a heavy smoker

Magnus Gottlieb, Paul Frost Clementsen, Kåre Håkansson, René Horsleben Petersen, Lars Konge

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    Abstract

    UNLABELLED: A 60-year-old male heavy smoker surprisingly presented with a squamous cell carcinoma in the right upper lobe at bronchoscopy. Combined PET-CT classified the lung cancer as T1aN0M0. However, the endoscopic classification was T2a, which radically reversed the treatment schedule.

    CONCLUSIONS: 1) A careful bronchoscopy is important even in cases where lung cancer is not expected. 2) Accurate endobronchial classification can be crucial. 3) There is need for training requirements to obtain a satisfactory level of competence in bronchoscopy.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
    Vol/bind176
    Udgave nummer45
    StatusUdgivet - 3 nov. 2014

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