Unilateral Absent Pulmonary Perfusion Due to Bronchogenic Carcinoma

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Ventilation-perfusion lung scans are commonly done in the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolic disease. We describe a patient in whom absent perfusion involving an entire lung was due to bronchogenic carcinoma. Echocardiography and chest computed tomography were essential tests in evaluating a nonembolic etiology.

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