Acute Progressive Dyspnea in a Patient With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


GÖNLÜGÜR U. , Gonlugur T.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.10, no.3, pp.272-274, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33808/clinexphealthsci.512382
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-274

Abstract

The cause of acute dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is challenging. A 69-year old man complained of dyspnea, and cough. He had a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for 6 years. Oxygen therapy started for respiratory failure. At the 6th day of hospitalization, dyspnea progressively increased. Chest X-ray showed a right-sided radiolucency. The preliminary diagnosis was spontaneous pneumothorax but chest computerized tomography-scan demonstrated a space-occupying lesion in left main bronchus. The latter diagnosis was mucoid impaction but bronchoscopy revealed a malignant lesion. In conclusions, lung cancer can be a rare cause of acute dyspnea.