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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia after radiation therapy for lung cancer: a case report

Abstract

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP), also known as cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, has mainly been described in patients with breast cancer who received radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery. In this rare case, a 70-year-old man with left apical squamous lung cancer developed BOOP after radiotherapy and only one cycle of concomitant chemotherapy.

This case report draws attention to the development of this syndrome in the unusual setting of lung cancer, advising prompt steroid treatment when diagnostic images reveal the characteristic signs of the disease.

Tumori 2015; 101(3): e88 - e91

Article Type: CASE REPORT

DOI:10.5301/TJ.2015.14508

Authors

Lorenzo Falcinelli, Rita Bellavita, Alberto Rebonato, Rita Chiari, Jacopo Vannucci, Francesco Puma, Cynthia Aristei

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  • Radiation Oncology Division, Perugia General Hospital, Perugia - Italy
  • Radiology Section, Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia and Perugia General Hospital, Perugia - Italy
  • Medical Oncology Section, Perugia General Hospital, Perugia - Italy
  • Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia and Perugia General Hospital, Perugia - Italy
  • Radiation Oncology Section, Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia and Perugia General Hospital, Perugia - Italy

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