Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organising Pneumonia (BOOP) in a lung cancer patient after lobectomy

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2005.658

Authors

  • S.W. Yan Tuberculosis and Chest Unit, Grantham Hospital, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
  • C.F. Wong | wongcf2001@yahoo.com.hk Tuberculosis and Chest Unit, Grantham Hospital, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
  • P.C. Wong Tuberculosis and Chest Unit, Grantham Hospital, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
  • C.F. Cheung Department of Medicine and Geriatric, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.

Abstract

A 79 year-old patient with lung cancer underwent a standard thoracotomy and lobectomy. Postoperatively, he developed low-grade fever and dyspnoea. Chest X-rays showed progressive lung infiltrates, which was subsequently diagnosed to be Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP) by transbronchial lung biopsy. He responded well to corticosteroid therapy. The case report is followed by a brief discussion on BOOP in association with lung cancer and thoracotomy.

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Published
2005-03-30
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Keywords:
Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing pneumonia (BOOP), Lung cancer, Thoracotomy
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How to Cite
Yan, S.W., C.F. Wong, P.C. Wong, and C.F. Cheung. 2005. “Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organising Pneumonia (BOOP) in a Lung Cancer Patient After Lobectomy”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 63 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2005.658.