ID 111053
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Two cases of pulmonary dirofilariasis
Author
Kubo, Takako Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Tamaki, Masafumi Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Kenzaki, Koichiro Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Morishita, Atsushi Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Norimura, Shoko Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Miura, Kazumasa Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Ishikawa, Ryo Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Ogino, Tetsuro Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital
Keywords
Pulmonary dirofilariasis
partial lung resection during video-assisted thoracic surgery
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Pulmonary dirofilariasis is almost always asymptomatic. An abnormal nodule was accidentally discovered by a chest x-ray during a medical checkup and detailed examination for other diseases was performed.
Case 1. A female patient, in her 70s, was admitted owing to flu-like symptoms and bloody sputum. A chest computed tomography(CT)scan revealed a nodular shadow with 10‐mm ground glass opacity in the right lower lobe.
Case2. A female patient, in her 60s, was admitted due to an abnormal shadow on a chest xray in the left lung during a regular medical checkup. A chest CT scan revealed a nodular shadow with 13‐mm ground glass opacity in the left upper lobe.
Lung cancer was suspected in both cases. Thoracoscopy and partial lung resection were performed to confirm the diagnosis. The specimen consisted of granulation tissue and no malignancy was found at operation. Final pathological diagnosis revealed pulmonary dirofilariasis.
Pulmonary dirofilariasis can be definitively diagnosed by detecting a worm body. We believe partial lung resection during video-assisted thoracic surgery is a minimally invasive and an effective treatment for this disease.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
73
Issue
3-4
Start Page
187
End Page
192
Sort Key
187
Published Date
2017-08-25
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