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ejmi. 2019; 3(3): 245-247 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2019.29294

Tuberculosis and Malignancy Coexistence with Cavitary Lesion in the Lung Radiologically

Gaye Celikkan1, Dilara Ovun Balikoglu1
1Department of Family Practice, Uludag University Facult of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey

When a cavity of characterized radiolucent zone is observed in lung graphy, the first thing that comes to mind are tuberculosis, bronchial cancer, bacterial infections (as nocardia) or rarely wegener granulomatosis. Clinical suspicion or abnormal radiography require further examination in the name of lung cancer. Computerized tomography (CT) is the basic screening method. While position emission tomography (PET) is rather used for staging, magnetic resonance (MR) is used for problem solving. Adenocarcinoma forms 30% of all lung cancers. İt is the most common type of cancer among women and non-smoker patients. Cavitation is rare in lung adenocarcinomas (2%). If there is cavitation, it is usually in the form of a single cavity. The most common cavitation in lung cancers is in epidermoid carcinoma (82%). In the light of these information, we would like to present 35-year-old male patient whose chest radiography is compatible with cavity and has ARB (+) but diagnosed with adenocarcinoma. Keywords: Cavitary, malignancy, tuberculosis


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Celikkan G, Ovun Balikoglu D. Tuberculosis and Malignancy Coexistence with Cavitary Lesion in the Lung Radiologically. ejmi. 2019; 3(3): 245-247

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