LUNG – Squamous cell carcinoma and secondary localised bronchiectasis

Lung displaying a localised area of bronchiectasis. The bronchi contained gelatinous material. The causative lesion, a squamous cell carcinoma, can be seen although the bronchial origin of the tumour is not apparent in the specimen.
This man was asymptomatic, but showed an abnormal shadow in the right lungfield on X-ray. Three months prior to admission, he had had an episode of bronchopneumonia. He had a productive cough with, on 2 occasions, haemoptysis. He had smoked very heavily until 4 years before surgery.