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2017, Cilt 31, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 197-199   
AN UNUSUAL CASE OF ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE LUNG PRESENTING LIKE DIFFUSE PARENCHYMAL LUNG DISEASE
Nafiye YILMAZ1, Elif YILMAZEL UÇAR1, Ömer ARAZ1, Adem KARAMAN2, Metin AKGÜN1
1Atatürk Üniversitesi, Göğüs hastalıkları, Erzurum, Türkiye
2Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji, Erzurum, Türkiye
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma, radiology, diffuse parenchymal lung disease

Adenocarcinoma is one of the major histopathological types of non-small-cell lung cancer, accounting for almost half of all lung cancers. A 59-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with complaints of progressive dyspnea and non-productive cough. He was non-smoker and physical examination found normal. A chest Xray showed bilateral nodular opacities and chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed multiple necrobiotic nodules. The patient underwent bronchoscopy with the suspicion of diffuse parenchymal lung disease or infectious disease. The patient underwent bronchoscopy with the suspicion of diffuse parenchymal lung disease or infectious disease. Transbronchial biopsy (TBB) revealed a papillary predominant adenocarcinoma. His clinical stage was stage IV and the patient was given chemotherapy. Adenocarcinoma subtypes might present with atypical radiological and clinical course on rare occasions. Lung adenocarcinoma might present as ground glass opacity and multiple necrobiotic nodules radiologically.