Unusual cause of dysphagia: Inflammatory pseudotumor of the lung


Akman C., Dincbas F. , Oz B. , Gurses B., Kantarci F., Demirkaya A., ...More

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.98, no.6, pp.665-668, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.smj.0000163304.46223.87
  • Title of Journal : SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.665-668

Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare disease that usually occurs in the lung. Patients with IPT are usually asymptomatic, with a solitary pulmonary nodule or mass detected on routine chest roentgenograrn. IPT can behave as a malignant tumor both clinically and radiologically. Cough, fever, dyspnea, and hemoptysis are the usual presenting symptoms. This report describes the case of a 37-year-old man with a 4-month course of dysphagia secondary to lower esophageal invasion by the posterior mediastinal extension of a lung IPT.