ID 83628
Author
Sako, Takanori Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Burioka, Naoto Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Suyama, Hisashi Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Kinugasa, Youichi Hakuai Hospital
Watanabe, Masanari Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Hirai, Kazumitsu Department of Medicine Zoology, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Shimizu, Eiji Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Keywords
dirofilaria immitis
pulmonary dirofilariasis
zoonotic disease
omputed tomography
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A 73-year-old woman had a 4-year history of lung fibrosis from collagen vascular disease.
She presented with a complaint of dry cough. A chest radiograph showed a 2-cm solitary pulmonary nodule with a small cavity in the right lower lobe. Preoperatively, we performed computed tomography of the chest and measured tumor markers. Video-assisted thoracotomy was performed because we could not rule out lung cancer. Pathologic analysis confirmed the presence of a granuloma with Dirofilaria immitis. In Japan, the incidence of human dirofilariasis has steadily increased and must be considered in the workup of cavitary pulmonary nodules.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
47
Issue
3-4
Start Page
161
End Page
163
Sort Key
161
Published Date
2000
Remark
FullText File
language
eng