Cystic pulmonary metastases

Last revised by Dr David Luong on 09 Jul 2021

Cystic pulmonary metastases are an atypical morphological form of pulmonary metastases where lesions manifest as distinct cystic lesions. It is slightly different from the term cavitating pulmonary metastases in that the lesions are extremely thin walled.

It has been reported with many primary tumors which include:

One of the complications that can occur with cystic lung metastases is the development of pneumothoraces.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: epitheloid cell sarcoma
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  • Case 2: colorectal carcinoma
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