Progressive pulmonary infiltrates in a patient with ovarian cancer

Veeta M. Vaughn, Bret R. Haymore, Ines J. Sanchez-Rivera, Alexander S. Niven

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We present a case of organizing pneumonia associated with lymphangitic spread of ovarian carcinoma in a 60-year-old Hispanic female with progressive dyspnea, hypoxemia, and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. The patient was treated with corticosteroids, and she had rapid clinical and radiographic improvement. Malignancy-associated organizing pneumonia has most often been reported in bone-marrow transplant and breast-cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. Data regarding organizing pneumonia in association with other malignancies is quite limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalRespiratory care
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006


  • Lymphangitic metastases
  • Organizing pneumonia
  • Ovarian cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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