Cavitary pulmonary metastases

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Postmenopausal patient, comes for examination for a evaluation prior to a hysterectomy. Chest x ray showed (not shown) ill defined densities. She denied any respiratory symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Female

CT Chest

Multiple pulmonary nodules solid, circumscribed, randomly distributed, some of which cavitation. There is no involvement of the adjacent parenchyma.

Case Discussion

The findings suggest metastatic haematogenous spread. Still waiting for more clinical informations and final diagnosis. 

Primary lung carcinomas cavities more frequently than metastatic lesions to the lung. Most cavitary metastases are epithelial in origin. 

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Case information

rID: 17796
Case created: 13th May 2012
Last edited: 1st Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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