A man went to the doctor because of a cough. It turned out he had a 6 inch mass in his chest.

An otherwise healthy man developed a worrying cough that lasted for three weeks with no other symptoms. It turned out that the cough was triggered by a mass almost 17.2 centimeters long pressing against his right lung.

According to a description of the case, published October 30 in the Journal of Surgical Case Reports (opens in new tab), the 22-year-old man had no significant medical history or smoking history and tested negative for COVID-19 in the emergency department. A roentgen his chest showed an accumulation of fluid between the layers of tissue covering the right one lung and lined the chest cavity, and this fluid had flooded the small airways of the lower right lung, preventing them from filling with air.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *