Acute Progressive Dyspnea in a Patient With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


GÖNLÜGÜR U. , Gonlugur T.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, cilt.10, sa.3, ss.272-274, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.33808/clinexphealthsci.512382
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.272-274

Özet

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.