Solid Pulmonary Masses Simulating Vascular Tumors
An asymptomatic male presented with multiple pulmonary parenchymal masses on chest roentgenography. CT showed three high attenuation masses. A vascular mass was considered but on angiogram subsequently done was negative. Lymphadenopathy was noted at this point and a biopsy showed a low grade neuroendocrine carcinoma.Thus some solid tumors simulate vascular masses. Vascular masses too may present as solid tumors and an angiogram is mandatory for diagnosis.
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