Cystic pulmonary metastases

Last revised by Emma Gevorgyan on 1 Jul 2023

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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  • Case 3: testicular seminoma
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