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Pulmologie 1. September 2015

Lung cancer in pregnancy

In the 26th week of gestation, a 29-year-old pregnant office employee was referred to the pulmonary department of Linz General Hospital (AKH) under the suspicion of tuberculosis. She complained of a cough with intermittent hemoptysis and pain in the thoracic spine from which she had been suffering the past 9 weeks. A plain chest X-ray showed a dense infiltrate on the right side and multiple smaller shadows in both lungs. Laboratory testing revealed anemia, leukocytosis, and an increase of C-reactive protein. All tests for tuberculosis were negative.

Kornelia Holzmann, Roland Kropfmüller, Herwig Schinko, Stephan Bogner, Franz Fellner, Wolfgang Arzt, Bernd Lamprecht, Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 15/16/2015

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