The June 7, 2022, session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured Andrew Andreae, MD, Karina Mora Massad, MD, and Mary-Jo Obeid, MD, MPH and Joseph Allen Govert, MD presenting on "To Breathe or Not to Breathe."
- Classifying a pleural effusion as transudative or exudative is key to narrowing the differential diagnosis for a pleural effusion. Transudates occur in protein poor states and Exudates occur in protein rich states.
- Sarcomatoid Carcinoma: is a rare and rapidly progressive cause of lung cancer, representing <1% of all malignancies with a median survival time of about 10 months.
There are 5 types of Sarcomatoid Carcinoma- Pleomorphic Carcinoma, Spindle Cell Carcinoma, Giant Cell Carcinoma, Carcinosarcoma, Pulmonary Blastoma-all which have sarcomatous-like components.
Duke Medicine Learning, Education, and Discussion Series (LEADS) takes place each Tuesday at 12 p.m. Learn more and see schedule of upcoming sessions.