Pseudo-tumor of the lung, a rare clinical presentation of dirofilariasis.


Journal Article

Pulmonary dirofilariasis is an uncommon entity. Known as a zoonotic disease it can affect humans as a secondary host. A pseudo-tumor of the lung called "coin" lesion is usually detected while performing a chest X-ray for another reason.We present a case of pulmonary dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria sp. in a 72 year old immunocompetent patient who underwent surgery for suspicion of a neoplasm.Human pulmonary dirofilariasis should be evoked in asymptomatic patient from endemic area of canine dirofilariasis presenting with a pseudo tumor of the lung.

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Cited Authors

  • Hemmersbach-Miller, M; Delmont, J; Hours, C; Brouqui, P

Published Date

  • January 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 110

PubMed ID

  • 15687980

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15687980

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-0276

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0755-4982


  • eng