To avoid operating on pseudo tumoral pulmonary infarctions mimicking lung cancer

  • Alexis Lacout
  • Pierre Yves Marcy
  • Mostafa El Hajjam


Pulmonary infarction usually appears as a hump-shaped triangular opacity with its base applied to a pleural surface. In some cases, pulmonary infarctions may appear as a pseudo tumoral opacity mimicking lung cancer. Thoracotomy could be prevented by repeating CT scan in properly selected patients.

Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 12:11

Author Biographies

Alexis Lacout
Centre d’imagerie Médicale 47 Boulevard du Pont Rouge 15000 Aurillac, France
Pierre Yves Marcy
Head and Neck and Interventional Radiology Department Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Research Institute 33, Avenue Valombrose06189 Nice cedex1 France
Mostafa El Hajjam
Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Ambroise PARE (APHP) 9, Avenue Charles de GAULLE 92100 Boulogne Billancourt France

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1937-8688