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Pulmonary dirofilariasis causing a solitary lung mass and pleural effusion.
  1. A Kido,
  2. T Ishida,
  3. T Oka,
  4. M Tateishi,
  5. T Mitsudomi,
  6. K Sugimachi
  1. Department of Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.


    A 63 year old patient presented with a pleural effusion and a solitary lung lesion on the computed tomogram. He was found to have an inflammatory granuloma due to Dirofilaria immitis at thoracotomy.

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