A case of endobronchial inflammatory pseudotumor invading the mediastinum Mediasteni invaze eden endobronşiyal inflamatuvar psödotümör olgusu

Sulu E., Damadoǧlu E., Berk Takir H., Kuzu Okur H., Köroǧlu E., Yilmaz A.

Tuberkuloz ve Toraks, vol.59, no.1, pp.77-80, 2011 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.1119
  • Journal Name: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-80
  • Keywords: Inflammatory pseudotumor, Invading, Lung, Mediastinum
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


A 50-year-old-male was admitted to our hospital in March 2007, complaining of cough and hemoptysis for 3 months. Postero-anterior chest X-ray showed an opacity on right upper zone. Computed tomography of the thorax showed a mass lesion occupying the right upper lobe and superior segment of the lower lobe and invading the mediastinum. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy showed total occlusion of the right upper lobe bronchus by the mass and infiltration of the bronchus intermedius. Bronchoscopic biopsies were nondiagnostic. PET-CT revealed SUVmax of 18.8. Right thoracotomy was performed. Vena cava superior and right pulmonary artery was invaded by the mass. Biopsies were performed. Histopathologic examination demonstrated an inflammatory pseudotumor. Corticosteroid treatment was started. The tumor was clinically and radiologically unresponsive to corticosteroids. He was referred to oncology department for radiotherapy. The patient died on November 2007.