Cavitating pulmonary metastases

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patients treated for rectal adenocarcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 76
Gender: Male

CT Chest

Multiple pulmonary nodules, some of which are cavitating in nature. 


Multiple pulmonary nodules, some of which are cavitated. 

Case Discussion

Cavitating pulmonary metastases refer to pulmonary metastases which then tend to cavitate.

The commonest pulmonary metastases to cavitate are those from squamous cell primarys, such as from the head and neck.

When there are multiple cavitating lesions pulmonary metastases are most likely, although there is a wide differential diagnoses - CAVITY.

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Case information

rID: 24920
Published: 19th Sep 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included