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Case 40

The patient was an elderly Caucasian woman, past smoker, who had lung cancer approximately 15 years prior status post left upper lobectomy and quit smoking at that time; and laryngeal cancer approximately 10 years prior status post laryngectomy complicated by tracheoesophageal fistula requiring partial esophagectomy and intestinal auto-transplant and also requiring numerous muscle grafts for local reconstruction of the tracheostomy site. She was recently diagnosed with a lateral right middle lobe mass and underwent fine needle aspiration and core biopsies.

The patient died during resuscitation in decision with the family.