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Vol 81, No 2 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Coexistence of sarcoidosis with seminoma — a case report

Karolina Kita-Milczarska, Lucyna Górska, Krzysztof Kuziemski, Aleksandra Sejda, Ewa Jassem, Wojciech Biernat
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2013;81(2):145-148.

open access

Vol 81, No 2 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

A 30-year-old patient, with diagnosis of seminoma (T1 Nx Mx) was treated radically with orchidectomy. In chest CT performed postoperatively numerous diffuse nodules were revealed in both lungs. Lesions were situated particularly in the upper and middle pulmonary zones. In order to verify the nature of pulmonary abnormalities videothoracoscopy of the right pleural cavity was performed with specimen collection. Histopathological examination excluded the possibility of cancer metastases to pulmonary parenchyma and revealed the presence of sarcoid-like granulomas. Coexistence of seminoma and diffuse sarcoid-like abnormalities is only sporadically described. Up till now it has not been unequivocally explained whether the pulmonary abnormalities develop in the course of idiopathic sarcoidosis or only reflect a sarcoid-like reaction to cancer antigens.

Abstract

A 30-year-old patient, with diagnosis of seminoma (T1 Nx Mx) was treated radically with orchidectomy. In chest CT performed postoperatively numerous diffuse nodules were revealed in both lungs. Lesions were situated particularly in the upper and middle pulmonary zones. In order to verify the nature of pulmonary abnormalities videothoracoscopy of the right pleural cavity was performed with specimen collection. Histopathological examination excluded the possibility of cancer metastases to pulmonary parenchyma and revealed the presence of sarcoid-like granulomas. Coexistence of seminoma and diffuse sarcoid-like abnormalities is only sporadically described. Up till now it has not been unequivocally explained whether the pulmonary abnormalities develop in the course of idiopathic sarcoidosis or only reflect a sarcoid-like reaction to cancer antigens.

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Keywords

sarcoid-like reaction; sarcoidosis; germ-cell cancer; noncaseating granulomas; diagnostic procedures

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Title

Coexistence of sarcoidosis with seminoma — a case report

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 81, No 2 (2013)

Pages

145-148

Published online

2013-02-18

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2013;81(2):145-148.

Keywords

sarcoid-like reaction
sarcoidosis
germ-cell cancer
noncaseating granulomas
diagnostic procedures

Authors

Karolina Kita-Milczarska
Lucyna Górska
Krzysztof Kuziemski
Aleksandra Sejda
Ewa Jassem
Wojciech Biernat

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