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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 185

Intrathoracic Mass

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Dammam and King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Date of Web Publication6-May-2015

Correspondence Address:
Yasser Elghoneimy
P.O. Box 40233 Alkhobar 31952
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.156446

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Elghoneimy Y. Intrathoracic Mass. Saudi J Med Med Sci 2015;3:185

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Elghoneimy Y. Intrathoracic Mass. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Jan 28];3:185. Available from: https://www.sjmms.net/text.asp?2015/3/2/185/156446

A 48-year-old female patient who is not known to have any medical illness presented with complaints of chronic cough and dyspnea, progressive in nature over the last 6 months. The cough is dry in nature with no hemoptysis and was not associated with chest pain. There was no loss of appetite or weight.

Chest X-ray [Figure 1] showed a well-circumscribed homogenous opacity on the upper right side, measuring 10 cm × 12 cm in size without shifting of the trachea to the other side.
Figure 1: Plain Chest X-ray

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The computed tomography scan of the chest [Figure 2] confirmed the presence of soft tissue mass situated in the right upper lung zone. The mass is rounded with some areas of degeneration; it is not invading the surrounding structures.
Figure 2: Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the chest

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Patient was subjected to surgical resection of the lesion. The histopathology is shown [Figure 3].
Figure 3: Histopathology of the lesion

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What is the most probable diagnosis?

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