Brazilian Journal of Pulmonology

ISSN (on-line): 1806-3756 | ISSN (printed): 1806-3713


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Intrathoracic goiter and invasive thymoma: rare concomitant presentation

Bócio de tireóide intratorácico e timoma invasivo: apresentação simultânea incomum

Rodrigo Silva, Jefferson Gross, Fábio Haddad, Riad Younes

J Bras Pneumol.2006;32(4):371-374

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We present a rare situation in which two mediastinal tumors of different topology and histology were found during the resection of an extensive mediastinal tumor in an asymptomatic patient. Different histologies within the same mass have been reported, although, to our knowledge, there have been no reports of different tumors at distinct locations. Thymomas and intrathoracic goiters account for a large proportion of the tumors found in the mediastinum. When feasible, surgical resection plays a fundamental role in effecting a cure. In order to identify concomitant lesions and perform a complete resection, detailed surgical exploration is required.


Keywords: Thymoma/complications; Mediastinal neoplasms/complications; Goite, substernal; Mediastinum/pathology; Case reports [publication type]


Human pulmonary dirofilariasis: a report of seven cases

Dirofilariose pulmonar humana: relato de sete casos

Rodrigo Silva Cavallazzi, Antônio César Cavallazzi, Irene Vieira Souza, João José de Deus Cardoso

J Bras Pneumol.2002;28(2):100-102

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Human pulmonary dirofilariasis is a rare disease caused by the parasite Dirofilaria immitis. It is usually seen as a solitary pulmonary nodule that mimics lung cancer. Although this disease is considered benign, its diagnosis often requires an excisional lung biopsy. Herein we report the epidemiological, clinical and radiological features observed in seven cases of human pulmonary dirofilariasis from Florianópolis. Six of our seven patients, showed a radiological finding of pulmonary nodule and underwent excisional lung biopsy for diagnosis. In one case, the radiological image was unavailable for review. Therefore, it was not described in this work, and the diagnosis was established through transbronchial biopsy.


Keywords: Dirofilariasis. Dirofilaria immitis. Coin lesion pulmonary.


A rare case of hemorrhagic pneumonia due to Cladosporium cladosporioides

Um caso raro de pneumonia hemorrágica por Cladosporium cladosporioides

Sérgio Grava1,2, Francisco Antonio Dias Lopes3, Rodrigo Silva Cavallazzi4, Melyssa Fernanda Norman Negri Grassi5, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski1,2,5

J Bras Pneumol.2016;42(5):392-394

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