Hidden small cell lung cancer case
Tumors involving the central bronchial tree and adjacent mediastinum may be very difficult to perceive on conventional radiography.
In this example, the only (very subtle) findings on conventional radiography are
widening of the lower right paratracheal mediastinum
on the PA projection and
effacement of the posterior wall of the bronchus intermedius and adjacent subcarinal opacity
on the lateral projection.
corresponding tumor mass
is readily evident on computed tomography.
Study description: Teaching Case