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Caspian J Intern Med 2017, 8(3): 220-222 Back to browse issues page
Pulmonary nodules in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: Which diagnostic approach is the most appropiate?
Ines Mahmoud, Aicha Ben Tekaya *, Rawdha Tekaya, Olfa Saidane, Leila Gafsi, Mathilde Benhammou, Fautrel Bruno
Department Of Rheumatology, Charles Nicolle, Tunis, Tunisia. , aichabentekaya@gmail.com
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Background: Pulmonary nodular excavation should firstly evoke tuberculosis or necrosis broncho-pulmonary tumor, particularly: epidermoid carcinoma. The case discussed here illustrated these difficulties in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Case Presentation: A 63-year-old woman was presented with a-three-year history of RA and a recent discovery of an excavated pulmonary nodule. Initial investigations focused on a rheumatoid origin. The evolution of the disease was worrisome and surgical exploration was deemed mandatory. The result was the discovery of a nodule of a malignant nature.

Conclusion: In this paper, we discussed the excavation of the pulmonary nodule, its diagnoses and management of the difficulties we encountered.

Keywords: pulmonary nodule, rheumatoid arthritis, epidermoid carcinoma, tumor cavitation, computed tomography
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Reumatology
Received: 2016/04/7 | Accepted: 2016/07/31 | Published: 2017/07/1
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Mahmoud I, Tekaya A B, Tekaya R, Saidane O, Gafsi L, Benhammou M et al . Pulmonary nodules in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: Which diagnostic approach is the most appropiate?. Caspian J Intern Med. 2017; 8 (3) :220-222
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