Amiodarone-induced pulmonary mass

Ann Thorac Surg. 1989 Jun;47(6):918-9. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(89)90037-4.


Amiodarone is an effective agent in the treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. However, there are numerous side effects associated with this drug, including pulmonary toxicity. This report describes a pulmonary mass that developed in a patient receiving amiodarone and was initially thought to be a lung cancer. Complete resolution occurred after cessation of the drug.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amiodarone / adverse effects*
  • Amiodarone / therapeutic use
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / drug therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography


  • Amiodarone