Multiple Bilateral Incidental Lung Nodules in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Muhammad Umar Hayat Khan, Mohammad Uzair Abdul Rauf, Ayesha Mustafa, Richard Silverman
Curēus 2020 June 13, 12 (6): e8593
Lung nodules are often incidentally discovered on lung imaging and can be solitary, which makes them suspicious for tumors, or multiple, which can be suggestive of an infectious process. A bronchial carcinoid is a rare pulmonary neoplasm, representing 1.2% of all primary pulmonary tumors. We report a case of incidentally discovered multiple lung nodules in an asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patient, which turned out to be a tumor, necessitating the need for keeping a broad differential, a high degree of clinical suspicion, and long-term follow-up for the optimal management of the patient.

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