Abstract
Round Pneumonia in Adults Masquerading as Bronchogenic Carcinoma
Chandan Kumar, Abhishek, Pal Satyajit Singh Athwal, Shivangi Gupta, Fnu Kajal, Piyush Puri*, Anil Kumar Kem and Ishit Chauhan
Corresponding Author: Piyush Puri, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Published: August 10, 2019;
Citation: Kumar C, Abhishek, Athwal PSS, Gupta S, Kajal F, et al. (2019) Round Pneumonia in Adults Masquerading as Bronchogenic Carcinoma. J Immunol Res Ther, 4(S1): 25.
Copyrights: ©2019 Kumar C, Abhishek, Athwal PSS, Gupta S, Kajal F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Round pneumonia or coin pneumonia is a rare variant in adults, although it is very common in the pediatric age group patients. It can mimic as a pulmonary mass on imaging, which can lead to broad differential diagnosis or misguidance toward the conditions like bronchogenic carcinoma or other benign conditions which can lead to unnecessary diagnostic work up like computerized tomography scan and even a biopsy. We report a case of 45 year old female with this rare presentation of pneumonia.

 

Keywords: Round pneumonia, Pneumonia, Lung neoplasm, Rare variant of pneumonia, Round opacity on X-ray