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


Journal Article

Introduction: 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. Observation: 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. Discussion: 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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • January 29, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2 I

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 110

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0755-4982

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0755-4982(05)88239-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus