Amiodarone pulmonary toxicity presenting as a solitary lung mass

Chest. 1988 Feb;93(2):425-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.93.2.425.


Following treatment with amiodarone, a patient developed weight loss, fatigue and severe myopathy, without respiratory symptoms. A solitary lung infiltrate, impaired thyroid and liver function tests, and leukocytosis were evident. Biopsies from the lung lesion, liver, and bone marrow revealed foam cells. All these signs and symptoms subsided following cessation of amiodarone therapy. It is demonstrated that amiodarone may induce a localized lung lesion rather than diffuse pulmonary disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amiodarone / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Male


  • Amiodarone