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Round Pneumonia in Adults Masquerading as Bronchogenic Carcinoma

Chandan Kumar1, Abhishek1, Pal Satyajit Singh Athwal2, Shivangi Gupta1, Fnu Kajal2, Piyush Puri1 and Anil Kumar Kem1
  • 1 Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • 2 National Health Mission, India

Abstract

Round pneumonia or coin pneumonia is a rare variant in adults, although it is very common in the pediatric age group patients. It can mimic as a pulmonary mass on imaging, which can lead to broad differential diagnosis or misguidance toward the conditions like bronchogenic carcinoma or other benign conditions which can lead to unnecessary diagnostic work up like computerized tomography scan and even a biopsy. We report a case of 45-year-old female with this rare presentation of pneumonia.

American Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 14 No. 4, 2018, 103-105

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajidsp.2018.103.105

Submitted On: 4 September 2018 Published On: 7 January 2019

How to Cite: Kumar, C., Abhishek, Singh Athwal, P. S., Gupta, S., Kajal, F., Puri, P. & Kem, A. K. (2018). Round Pneumonia in Adults Masquerading as Bronchogenic Carcinoma. American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 14(4), 103-105. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajidsp.2018.103.105

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Keywords

  • Round Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung Neoplasm
  • Rare Variant of Pneumonia
  • Round Opacity on X-Ray