Pulmonary granuloma possibly caused by a fish bone material

K. Takeishi, F. Shoji, T. Kometani, H. Kouso, T. Yano, Y. Maehara

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Abstract

We herein describe an extremely rare case of pulmonary granuloma possibly caused by a fish bone material. A 60-year-old woman with hemosputum was found to have a right pulmonary nodule. Chest computed tomography showed a nodule with pleural retraction, vascular convergence and ground glass opacity, measuring 23 mm in diameter, located at the S2 Of right upper lobe. Based on these findings, this nodule was considered to be a primary lung cancer, and pulmonary resection was performed. Macroscopically, a foreign material was found in the lesion and the pathologic diagnosis of the nodule was foreign body granuloma possibly due to a fish bone material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1114-1117
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume61
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Takeishi, K., Shoji, F., Kometani, T., Kouso, H., Yano, T., & Maehara, Y. (2008). Pulmonary granuloma possibly caused by a fish bone material. Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery, 61(13), 1114-1117.