A Case of Prostate Carcinoma Discovered With Pulmonary Lymphangitis Carcinomatosa

Hiroshi Ono, Yasuyuki Taniguchi, Yoshinobu Komai, Masashi Kawamoto, Hiroki Hayashi, Akihiko Gemma


     A 68-year-old man suffering from dyspnea since mid December 2009 presented at our hospital in the beginning of January 2010 because of gradual worsening of the problem. In chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT), the density existed in peribronchovascular and peripheral interstitium. This was followed by a trans-bronchial lung biopsy (TBLB), which led to the suspicion of a lymphagitis carcinomatosa. In the systemic CT, the prostate was found enlarged. Following a prostate biopsy, the final diagnosis was prostate cancer. This case is reported because of the rarity for a prostate carcinoma to be discovered with pulmonary lymphangitis carcinomatosa.



Lympohangitis carcinomatosa; Prostate cancer; Trans-bronchial lung biopsy (TBLB)

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