Confluent cavitated nodules in invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma: A case report
Madaleine López-Hinostroza 1 , Juan Dávila 2 , Angélica Y. Asencio 2 , Jeel Moya-Salazar 3 4 *
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1 Department of Respiratory Disease, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, Lima, PERU2 Department of Pathology, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara, Lima, PERU3 South American Center for Research in Education and Public Health, Universidad Norbert Wiener, Lima, PERU4 Department of Pathology, Hospital Nacional Docente Madre Niño San Bartolomé, Lima, PERU* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma is a rare variant of lung adenocarcinoma. Here, we present the case of a patient with invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma with cavitary lung lesions. A 61-year-old painter-and-bricklayer. She was admitted due to mMRC2 dyspnea, a dry cough that during hospitalization mobilizes dense, abundant secretions, and becomes demanding. Differential diagnoses were made based on clinical symptoms and images, performing multiple laboratory tests ruling out immunosuppression, and two video-bronchofibroscopies finding the diagnosis in the transbronchial lung biopsy: Invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma that would explain the abundant bronchorrhea, advanced stage and poor prognosis led to ventilatory failure and death of the patient.

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Article Type: Case Report

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2023, Volume 20, Issue 4, Article No: em494

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/13151

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 03 Apr 2023

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