A case of pulmonary infiltrates in a patient with colon carcinoma

J. F. Turner, W. Quan, P. Zarogoulidis, R. F. Browning

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A 31-year-old white male with a known history of colon carcinoma was referred to the Interventional Pulmonary service for right lower lobe infiltrates and mucous plugging on computed tomography with concern for pneumonia. Bronchoscopy was performed revealing a broad based mass completely obstructing the bronchus intermedius. It was possible to pass a probe into the right lower lobe, and subsequent photoablation and mechanical debulking revealed that the mass was arising near the origin of the superior basal segment of the right lower lobe (RB6) and could be resected. Pathology confirmed this was consistent with the patient's known primary colon carcinoma. The potential for endobronchial metastasis in patients with colorectal carcinoma should be investigated in those patients with new or worsening pulmonary symptoms and signs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colon carcinoma
  • Endobronchial colon cancer
  • Endoluminal metastasis
  • Interventional pulmonology
  • Pulmonary infiltrates


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