A case of apparent lung adenocarcinoma size reduction during steroid therapy

Yoshinao Sato, Katsunori Oikado, Junya Tominaga, Akira Sakurada, Ryoko Saito, Kei Takase

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Abstract

Spontaneous regression of lung cancer is a rare phenomenon. We described a case of lung adenocarcinoma size reduction during steroid therapy. In this case, histopathologic findings showed a lung adenocarcinoma surrounded by obstructive pneumonia and inflammatory cell infiltration. Steroid use might have diminished the inflammatory response around the lung cancer, resulting in the apparent shrinkage of the lung cancer. This phenomenon is a potential pitfall in lung cancer diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)W80-W81
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 20

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Lung cancer
  • Spontaneous regression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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