Misdiagnosis of a small cell lung cancer resulting from inaccurate pathology

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Abstract

Currently, a biopsy provides the most reliable evidence for diagnosing a disease, and the majority of doctors do not question the diagnosis made by a pathologist. However, an inaccurate diagnosis may lead to serious consequences; for example, a benign tumor may be misdiagnosed as a malignancy, or a malignancy may be deemed to be benign. How to avoid these types of mistakes is a continuing issue of concern to all doctors. Here, we report a case of small cell lung cancer misdiagnosed as an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. Fortunately, we performed a mediastinoscopy on the patient and discovered the actual pathologic condition. This case is presented to caution against the possibility of the misdiagnosis of uncommon diseases in clinical practice.

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Song, T. N., Zhang, J. H., Li, B., Zhou, H., Jiang, P., Yang, J. B., … Guo, Q. W. (2015). Misdiagnosis of a small cell lung cancer resulting from inaccurate pathology. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 99(5), e125–e127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.003

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