Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2017, Cilt 31, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 173-180   
PNEUMONIC TYPE OF ADENOCARCINOMA: CONSOLIDATED AREAS WITH AIR BRONCHOGRAMS IN BOTH LUNGS
Hıdır ESME
Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Konya EAH, Göğüs Cerrahisi, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma, pneumonia, consolidation

Radiographically, pulmonary adenocarcinoma often presents as a solitary nodule. However, a radiograph may also demonstrate patchy, lobar, or multilobar infiltrates, often with air bronchograms that are indistinguishable from pneumonia. Pneumonic tip adenocarcinoma may radiographically and clinically resemble not only pneumonia, but also noninfectious inflammatory processes of the lung, including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, bronchiolitis obliterans, and various vasculitic processes. Lack of fever and leukocytosis should raise suspicion about a diagnosis of infectious pneumonia. An empirical trial of antibiotics and reassessment of clinical findings is a reasonable approach. Adenocarcinoma should be kept in mind when multilobar consolidations are unchanged or progresed. However, biopsy or cytologic examination is the only means of ruling in a diagnosis of malignancy and ruling out other etiologies. Thus percutan transthoracic biopsy or pulmoner wedge resection should always be considered when patients do not respond to antibiotics. In this article, new classification and radiological forms of adenocarcinoma were presented in the light of our cases and the literature to draw attention to the cases of pneumonic type adenocarcinomas.