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A 59-Year-Old Man With a 10-cm Lung Mass

Charlene Molloy, ARNP; Edward D. Staples, MD; P. S. Sriram, MD, FCCP
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*From the Divisions of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine (Dr. Sriram and Ms. Molloy), and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr. Staples), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Correspondence to: P. S. Sriram, MD, FCCP, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, 1600 SW Archer Rd, 111A, Gainesville, FL 32608; e-mail: sriramp@medicine.ufl.edu


The authors have reported to the ACCP that no significant conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).


Chest. 2008;134(5):1088-1091. doi:10.1378/chest.08-0607
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A 59-year-old man was referred to the Lung Mass Clinic for an abnormality found on a routine chest radiograph. He had experienced gradually progressive exertional dyspnea for > 5 years and had a chronic nonproductive cough. He denied fevers, weight loss, chest pain, or hemoptysis. He had gastroesophageal reflux disease, for which he was receiving therapy with omeprazole. He was a 60-pack-year current smoker and consumed at least one six-pack of beer per week. He had served in Vietnam in the US Navy and was currently working as a respiratory therapist.

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