infarcts would be a more peripheral wedge shape
abcess wouldnt be invasive to the surrounding area i think.
squamous cell is more centrally located
wasn't 100% sure but thats the best answer slthough stupid to give 0 symptoms and just a picture, nothing like an actual clinical scenario
Macroscopically, squamous cell carcinoma tends to be off-white in color, arising from, and extending into a bronchus.
I don’t think it was cavitary; I think that was just the bronchus. I think abscesses tend to be smaller, and wouldn’t affect the surrounding parenchyma much. I wasn’t super confident in picking squamous cell carcinoma, but I did know that squamous cell carcinoma tends to be a centrally-located lung tumor.
I know that small cell carcinoma wasn't an option in this question, but would there be any possible way to distinguish small cell from squamous cell on this specific gross pathology?
Squamous cell carcinoma; Central - Hilar mass- Cavitation
My choice for Squamous Cell Carcinoma was guided by the central location of the tumor. To me, that didn’t look like the cavity you’d get with abscess but a huge tumor.
am i the only one who chose mesothelioma? didnt that look like a pleural plaque posteriorly to anyone?