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Postgrad Med. 2017 Aug;129(6):653-656. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2017.1334506. Epub 2017 Jun 5.

A rare 'incidentaloma' found on low-dose CT screening for lung cancer: 'scanner beware'.

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1
a VA Connecticut Healthcare System , West Haven , CT , USA.
2
b Yale University School of Medicine , New Haven , CT , USA.

Abstract

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has been shown to reduce mortality and has been recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for adults 55 to 80 years of age with a 30 pack-year smoking history who are either current smokers or those that quit within 15 years. However, the overwhelming majority of abnormalities detected are not from malignancy. We report a case of pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis, here-to-fore thought of as extremely uncommon, and make readers aware that this may be increasingly found as LDCT is more widely adopted.

KEYWORDS:

Screening; eosinophilic granuloma; histiocytosis X; pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis

PMID:
28562187
DOI:
10.1080/00325481.2017.1334506
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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