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March 1948

LOBAR ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE LUNG SIMULATING PNEUMONIA: Report of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

JAMAICA, N. Y.

From the Department of Pathology, Queens General and Triboro Hospitals, Jamaica, Long Island, New York.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;81(3):369-380. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220210123012
Abstract

RECENTLY, within a period of a few months, autopsy was performed in 2 cases at the Queens General Hospital, in both of which the true nature of an extensive pneumonic consolidation was not clearly recognized until microscopic study revealed diffuse adenocarcinoma. In neither of the cases could a primary adenocarcinoma be seen outside the lungs, nor could an exact origin from a bronchus be demonstrated. Though the condition is included in all anatomic classifications of pulmonary tumors, such cases are distinctly infrequent.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —A 31 year old white housewife was admitted to the Queens General Hospital, complaining of shortness of breath and cough. Six months before admission, cough with scant expectoration developed. Two months later, the patient had pain in the right side of the chest, which was called pleurisy. One month after that, she visited the Department of Health Chest Clinic. A roentgenogram showed nodular

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