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E-mail Address : veeraraghavan@emory.edu

Dr. Alikhan’s contributions include data collection, analysis of data, and paper preparation. Dr. Veeraraghavan’s contributions include paper preparation and review of paper.

Informed consent was obtained from the patient.

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Empiric Treatment of Focal Organizing Pneumonia in a Patient with a Low-Risk Lung Mass


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Case Reports in Pulmonology


Volume 2013, Number 340202


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The authors present a case of a 57-year-old man presenting with a solitary lung mass. Transbronchial biopsy showed an organizing pneumonia pattern. A therapeutic trial of corticosteroids resulted in complete resolution avoiding surgery. The authors discuss the diagnosis of focal organizing pneumonia without surgical resection.

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© 2013 M. Alikhan and S. Veeraraghavan.

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