A man went to the doctor because of a cough. It turned out that he had a 6-inch lump in his chest.

An otherwise healthy man developed a worrisome cough that lasted for three weeks without any other symptoms. It turned out that the cough was caused by a 7-inch (17.2 cm) mass pushing against his right lung.

According to the case description, published on October 30 in Journal of Surgical Case Reports (Opens in a new tab), the 22-year-old man has no notable medical history or history of smoking, and he tested negative for COVID-19 in the emergency room. that X ray From his chest he revealed a buildup of fluid between the layers of tissue covering the right lung Lining the chest cavity, this fluid flooded the small airways of the lower right lung, preventing it from filling with air.

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