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Lung Tumor

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At times, benign lung tumor; malignant, infectious, or metastatic lung tumor

  • A space-occupying mass in the lung, which may be cystic (fluid-filled) or solid.

  • Wheezing, which may be unilateral (in one lung only)
  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)

  • Neuroblastoma (usual onset in toddlers): This tumor arises in nerve cells of the peripheral nervous system and of the adrenal medulla.  It usually presents as an abdominal or flank mass.  It may metastasize (spread) to the chest, as may the other tumors listed below.  In the abdomen, it may produce a fluid collection (ascites) or show calcium in the tumor, on abdominal X-ray.
  • Wilm's tumor (usual onset in early childhood):
    This tumor is frequently associated with certain congenital abnormalities, more likely in the genitourinary tract.  It is a malignancy originating in the kidney.  Hypertension and blood in the urine may be associated symptoms.
  • Hodgkin's disease (more likely in males):
    This tumor usually starts as painless, enlarged lymph nodes in and about the neck or chest.  Fever and weight loss are common.
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (more likely in males):
    This tumor sometimes may occur in children who also have a deficiency of the immune system, or who have AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome).
  • Other rare tumors

  • Chest X-ray
  • CAT scan of the chest
  • Other diagnostic tests

  • Heredity

  • Surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, in many cases

  • Extension to trachea, bronchi, or other chest structures
  • Pressure-effect on other chest structures
  • Severe interference with breathing

  • Physician evaluation is necessary for the above-mentioned symptoms.
  • Get life-saving treatment!

  • Foreign body aspiration may cause similar symptoms
  • Asthma may cause similar symptoms

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