Cannonball metastases

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Palliative care patient.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Multiple large well defined masses in both lungs, measuring upto 7 cm.

No cavitation.

Case Discussion

Cannonball metastases is a description given to a select type of lung metastases in which multiple large masses are evident.

Renal cell carcinoma is by far the commonest cause with choriocarcinoma, and endometrial carcinoma being less common primaries.

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Case information

rID: 46000
Published: 18th Jun 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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