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Aggressive diuretic therapy for a large solitary lung lesion

Mohd Firdaus, Mohd Al-Baqlish and Zulkafl, Hazira and Said, Mohd Ridzuan and Hadi, Mohd Firdaus and Sukhari, Samshol and Arjan Singh, Ramesh Singh (2020) Aggressive diuretic therapy for a large solitary lung lesion. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 75 (6). pp. 750-751. ISSN 03005283

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SUMMARY Pseudotumour of the lung is a rare chest x-ray finding among patients who present with fluid overload. It is caused by loculated pleural effusion in the lung fissures. Unfortunately, the occurrence of pseudotumour can be misleading and sometimes can lead to unnecessary investigation and emotional stress to the patient. We present here a case of a 61-year-old gentleman with a known history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia who presented at University Malaya Medical Centre with symptoms of fluid overload and a right middle lobe mass on chest x-ray. The right middle lobe mass disappeared entirely after being treated with aggressive diuretic therapy. A diagnosis of pseudotumour was made and described in this case report

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lung Cancer, Pleura Effusion, Phantoms
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Suhani Saarani
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 08:54
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 08:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88286

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