A 64 year old man receiving long term amiodarone treatment presented with dyspnea, cough, and weight loss. Radiographs and computed tomography showed a lung mass with associated multiple pulmonary nodules. Biopsies of the pulmonary mass showed foamy histiocytes without malignant cells. However, findings on FDG-PET scan were consistent with a malignant tumour. These findings on computed tomography and PET scan and the unusually late resolution of the pulmonary lesions after withdrawal of amiodarone treatment posed a challenging diagnostic problem.
- CT, computed tomography
- AIPT, amiodarone induced pulmonary toxicity
- pulmonary nodules
- peripheral neuropathy
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