EVALUATION OF MALIGNANT LUNG MASSES BY CT

Dr Ankur Chandra, Dr C. Raychaudhuri

Abstract


AIM AND OBJECTIVES:
Ÿ To evaluate the malignant lung pathologies on XRAY AND CT according to age, gender,occupation and habitat.
Ÿ To diagnose and confirm the pathological cell type of malignant lung mass on the basis of CT appearance and by comparison with
histopathology.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 50 patients who were referred to the department of radiodiagnosis for XRAY and CT scan
from OPDs of Dhiraj hospital with signs and symptoms of lung cancer .PA chest xray and CT scan were examined.Final diagnosis was based on
clinical, radiological , laboratory and histopathological findings.
CONCLUSION: CT scan is a good modality for the detection of primary lung carcinoma.It can also predict the size , location of the tumor, along
with evaluation of its internal characteristics like margins, calcification, necrosis, cavitations, spiculation. Associated features like mediastinal
lymphadenopathy, pleural effusion and metastases to liver, lung, adrenals could also be studied accurately.However it cannot reliably separate one
histological cell type from the other based on the above mentioned findings.While certain characteristics were very common in a particular
histological cell type and a combination of findings could be used to distinguish one type from the other.


Keywords


Lung Carcinoma, Adenocarcinoma, Smoking, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Metastasis.

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