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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-44

Bronchorrhea—An Uncommon Presentation of Bronchoalveolar Carcinoma

Department of CTVS, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Shilpa Gandhi
Department of CTVS, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, RG Kar Medical College, 1/Kshudiram Bose Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_13_18

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A 40-year-old female with cough, bronchorrhea of 500 ml/day, and breathlessness since 5 months was found to have bilateral ground glass opacities (GGOs) in the lung on contrast-enhanced computed tomography of thorax (CECT thorax). Bronchoscopy was normal. Pulmonary function tests were deranged. She was taken for an open-lung biopsy under local anesthesia. Biopsy from suspicious areas of right upper lobe and lower lobe via a minithoracotomy was s/o bronchoalveolar carcinoma. Patient received pemetrexed + gefitinib therapy on immunohistochemistry and survived for 18 months postcompletion of chemotherapy. Bronchorrhea was reduced after initiation of chemotherapy.

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