Pan African Medical Journal

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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

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