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Pulmonary puzzles
Forty-two-year-old woman with incidental bilateral nodular opacities on chest X-ray
  1. Kate Margaret Anglin Magner1,
  2. Lutz Beckert2,3
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand
  2. 2 Department of Medicine, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
  3. 3 Respiratory Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kate Margaret Anglin Magner, Department of Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand; katie.magner{at}

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A 42-year-old Filipino woman was referred to a respiratory clinic after incidental bilateral nodular opacities were discovered on a routine immigration chest X-ray (figure 1). She reported a 5-month history of intermittent dry cough, but no haemoptysis, chest pain, breathlessness or weight loss. She was systemically well. She has a medical history significant for ameloblastoma, a benign tumour of the jaw, which was excised in 2004, and previous ovarian chocolate cyst in 2002 that was complicated by the need for ureteric stenting. She is a lifelong non-smoker. She immigrated to New Zealand on a work visa in 2016, and works full time in a supermarket.

Figure 1

Chest radiograph

Clinical examination revealed a body mass index of 28. …

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  • Contributors This case report details a case that was identified, consented and written by the authors. There were no other contributors.

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