[Mucosecretor adenocarcinoma of the lung with pleural involvement presenting as a pneumothorax. Presentation of a clinical case].

Abstract

The combination of a pneumothorax and lung cancer is rare and diagnosis is complex. Clinical suspicion of cancer must be based on radiological findings and the existence of risk factors. We discuss the mechanisms involved in the development of pneumothorax in patients with lung cancer, as well as the clinical significance, the recommended diagnostic approach, and therapeutic guidelines.

DOI: 10.1016/j.semerg.2012.05.008

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@article{Prez2013MucosecretorAO, title={[Mucosecretor adenocarcinoma of the lung with pleural involvement presenting as a pneumothorax. Presentation of a clinical case].}, author={Jos{\'e} Alberto Hermida P{\'e}rez and Jos{\'e} Samuel Hern{\'a}ndez Guerra and {\'A} Bermejo Hernandez and R J Sobenes Gutierrez}, journal={Semergen}, year={2013}, volume={39 7}, pages={391-5} }