Thursday, March 09, 2006

Follow-up to abnormal CxR

This is the recent post on the 79 y/o woman with a left chest mass. Jeff & Jeff made a good point about the smooth aspect and how the mass looks pleural based. Here are some of the CT images. What do you think?

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Jeff H said...

The "angle" between the mass and the pleura looks acute, raising the possibility that it is extrapleural. It also looks a bit heterogeneous, and I don't see invasion of the mediastinal structures.

Still, could be a mesothelioma, a primary bronchogenic carcinoma, or other... A biopsy should be pretty easy!