Wegener granulomatosis

Case contributed by Dr Yale Rosen


No previous medical history. Admitted with hemoptysis.

Patient Data

Age: 19 years
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray


CT guided biopsy

Case Discussion

Initially a core biopsy of the right lung lesion was performed but it was non-diagnostic. A subsequent surgical biopsy of the left lung lesion showed Wegener granulomatosis. Unfortunately the patient had a very rapid downhill course with renal failure and expired at the time that treatment for Wegener was going to be started. Stains for microorganisms and cultures were all negative.

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Case information

rID: 16217
Published: 30th Dec 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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