Pulmonary dirofilariasis with cavity formation and spontaneous regression

T. Kuraki, H. Kobayashi, S. Shikata, Y. Uwabe, N. Nagata, M. Watanabe, K. Takagi, S. Aida, S. Tamai

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A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of a nodular shadow and an apparent cavity in the right middle lung field. Transbronchial biopsy and percutaneous needle biopsy had failed to result in a diagnosis. Serial chest X-ray films revealed slight regression of the nodule without therapy. Pulmonary dirofilariasis was diagnosed after open-lung biopsy and Ouchterlony's double diffusion test. Cavity formation and spontaneous regression are rare in pulmonary dirofilariasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-688
Number of pages4
JournalNihon Kyōbu Shikkan Gakkai zasshi
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jun

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Kuraki, T., Kobayashi, H., Shikata, S., Uwabe, Y., Nagata, N., Watanabe, M., Takagi, K., Aida, S., & Tamai, S. (1996). Pulmonary dirofilariasis with cavity formation and spontaneous regression. Nihon Kyōbu Shikkan Gakkai zasshi, 34(6), 685-688.