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Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung Presented as a Lung Abscess: A Case Report

Issue: Vol.7, No.4 - October 2008

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  1. Dr Che Wan A. Hashim
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  2. P Nurbaya M. Ismail

Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung accounts for approximately 30% of all cases of bronchogenic carcinomas. The association of lung abscesses and underlying lung cancer has long been recognized. Patients presenting with a symptomatic abscess have an associated malignancy in 7% to 18% of cases, but other reports indicate that the incidence may be as high as 36%. We report here a case of advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung presented as a lung abscess.

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