Multiple Phantom Tumor of the Lung: A Complex Appearance Resolving with Appropriate Intervention


Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Centre, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.


The term phantom tumor may be used to describe a well-demarcated opacity resulted from pleural effusion. Phantom tumors are commonly associated with congestive heart failure causing transudative pleural effusion within pulmonary fissures. The figure may bring about inaccurate invasive diagnostic interventions. We report a heavy smoker patient with multiple phantom tumors in the right lung resolved with medical management. This case report provides records for a timely management of similar patients.