Compression of the right main bronchus by a mesothelioma

Revue Medicale de Liege. 2006 Nov;61(11):753-5. [Link]

Duysinx B, Corhay JL, Nguyen D, Ghaye B, Louis R.

Service de Pneumologie, CHU Sart-Tilman, Liege, Belgique.


We report the case of a patient treated by chemotherapy for a diagnosis of mesothelioma. A quickly progressive dyspnea developed which was due to compression of the right main bronchus by mediastinal extension of the tumor. This obstruction was treated by interventionnal bronchoscopy and stenting.