Lung Cancer-Casestudy 1
Mr. MKS who was 47 years old and had been ill for 3 months first visited us on the 30th of November 1994 complaining of chest pain with cough and loss of weight though he had no history of any past illnesses.
The initial observations from the Chest X-ray dated 18.11.1994 were "…a well-defined large soft tissue density mediastinal mass in the left upper mediastinum…the lung fields well expanded. Area of consolidation seen in the left upper lobe."
Chest X-ray dated 18.11.1994
C.T. Scan of chest dated 19.11.1994 showed "a 8.0 cm x 6.4 cm well defined soft tissue mass...in upper mediastinum in left side…with air space consolidation of adjacent left upper lobe."
C.T. Scan of chest dated 19.11.1994
C.T. Guided FNAC of mediastinal mass dated 24.11.1994 showed "…malignant tumour." The TNM classification of tumour was T (8.0cm x 6.4cm) N1M0 Stage III.
Picture of Histopathology, dated 24.11.1994
>His post treatment observations were asymptomatic and keeping all right. He had no complications during treatment.
It is being concluded that he had bronchogenic carcinoma. Chest X-ray dated 18.11.1994 showed "…a large mediastinal mass with area of consolidation in left upper lobe."
C.T. Guided FNAC done on 24.11.1994 showed "malignant tumour."
Chest X-ray dated 05.07.1995
Chest X-ray dated 09.01.1996
Chest X-ray dated 07.01.1999
During the course of his treatment Chest X-ray’s were done on several occasions, last on 07.01.1999, which showed "…complete regression of mediastinal mass".
Now he is keeping well and leading a normal life.