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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 8

A vanishing tumor in the right pulmonary apex: A ghost on the roof


Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Toyoharu Oba
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume
Japan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5812/acvi.33809

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Introduction: In patients with acute heart failure, pleural fluid localized in an inter-pleural fissure produces a mass on chest X-ray, which mimics a tumor. Case Presentation: Such masses have been designated as vanishing tumors of the lung. It is extremely rare that a vanishing tumor occurs in the apex of the lung. Conclusions: This is the first case report of a vanishing tumor in the right pulmonary apex.


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