Subsolid lung nodulus in CT imaging in a female patient with colorectal carcinoma – case report


MUDr. Vladimír Červeňák1; MUDr. Alena Berková, Ph.D.2; MUDr. Zdeněk Chovanec, Ph.D.2; doc. MUDr. Jiří Vaniček, Ph.D.1; MUDr. Tomáš Hanslík2; MUDr. Sabina Svobodová3

1 Klinika zobrazovacích metod LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně

2 I. chirurgická klinika LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně

3 Onkologicko-chirurgické oddělení LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně



Lung cancer is the third most common malignant process in both women and men. Lung adenocarcinoma with lepidic growth is a variant that is characterized by its proliferative growth along intact alveolar walls. More women and non-smokers tend to be affected. Early diagnosis reveals a tumor process in the non-invasive or mini-invasive stage, and the prognosis for five-year survival is around 100%. The imaging method of choice is computed tomography, where a typical image of carcinoma with lepidic growth is the subsolid nodule. Theoretical information concerning this unusual diagnosis is supplemented in the article by a clear case report of a female patient with colorectal cancer and a subsolid nodulus of the left upper pulmonary lobe, in which histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma with lepidic growth.


Key words

lung adenocarcinoma, subsolid nodulus, ground glass opacity, lepidic growth, CT



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