SESSION TITLE: Lung Cancer
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Bronchoalveolar carcinoma (BAC) is a rare subtype of adenocarcinoma with variable clinical, radiological and histological presentations, often multicentric, and occurs usually in non smokers and asians in age group of 40-70 years. Growth is usually progressive and diffuse. Chest imaging and symptoms may mimic infective pneumonias or ILD / organising pneumonias. BAC accounts for 6.5% of all lung cancers. Physician should suspect BAC if what otherwise appears to be infective pneumonia lacks fever or leukocytosis and does not respond to antibiotics or in case it appears to be organising pneumonia does not respond to steroids. We present a patient who presented with diffuse variant of BAC mistaken for cryptogenic organising pneumonia (COP).