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Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy in a young female: a case report

Seema Varma1*, Shilpi Gupta1, Raymond ElSoueidi1, Meekoo Dhar1, Jotica Talwar2 and Neville Mobarakai3

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Sanford R. Nalitt Institute of Cancer and Blood Related Diseases, Staten Island University Hospital, 256 Mason Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10305, USA

2 Department of Pathology, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10305, USA

3 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10305, USA

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:60  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-1-60

Published: 3 August 2007

Abstract

Hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy is not included in the wide spectrum of radiologic findings associated with bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia (BOOP). We present a patient who presented with extensive hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. We suspected a diagnosis of sarcoidosis. The patient was diagnosed with idiopathic BOOP. This is the first case demonstrating that BOOP, now referred to as cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), can present with bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy.