Acta Scientific Cancer Biology (ASCB)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 4

Delayed Diagnosis: Pulmonary Invasive Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Interstitial Lung Disease

Jay Patolia11*, Naveen Kallarackal2, Penchala S Mittadodla3, Chintav Shah1, Nirav Nagarsheth1 and Christopher Sonntag1

1Department of Internal Medicine, UAMS Northwest, Fayetteville, AR
2VA hospital, Houston, TX
3Mercy hospital, Rogers, Fayetteville, AR

*Corresponding Author: Jay Patolia, Department of Internal Medicine, UAMS Northwest, Fayetteville, AR.

Received: February 04, 2020; Published: February 29, 2020


  Cancer incidence and mortality rates are rapidly increasing worldwide, due to multiple reason such as an aging and growing population, and changes in risk factors associated with cancer. Several forms of cancer can affect each organ system. This is a case report involving a 80 year old female diagnosed initially with aspiration pneumonia and then lost to follow up for several years. She was again diagnosed with pneumonia, however required hospitalization a short while after that time. Further workup yielded a differential of multifocal pneumonia or interstitial lung disease, and later a diagnosis of advanced stage mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung. This particular cancer has nonspecific clinical and radiological findings and has been known remain localized until its advanced stages. Consequently, it could have been curative with proper follow up after initial presentation.



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Citation: Jay Patolia., et al. “Delayed Diagnosis: Pulmonary Invasive Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Interstitial Lung Disease". Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 4.3 (2020): 02-04.

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