BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007522
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The shadow of vessels masquerading as a lung mass

  1. Ching Shiang Chen
  1. Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ching Shiang Chen, d13460{at}


A 72-year-old man reported tarry stool for a day in the emergency department of a hospital. It was diagnosed that he had colon adenocarcinoma, and underwent left hemicolectomy 3 years ago. He did not receive any chemotherapy. A routine chest x-ray showed a round shadow in the upper lobe of his right lung (figure 1). He denied having fever, cough, …

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