Lung metastases (testicular choriocarcinoma)

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Recently diagnosed histologically confirmed metastatic testicular choriocarcinoma. Acute desaturation during chemotherapy due to pulmonary embolism, warranting intubation.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Confluating nodular lesions of variable size in all lung fields, reduced transparency of the basal zones, indicating concurrent atelectasis. The ET tube is in a normal position.

Case Discussion

Testicular choriocarcinoma is a highly agressive tumour, where the lungs are the most commonly affected site of metastatic spread.

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Case information

rID: 57420
Published: 23rd Dec 2017
Last edited: 26th Dec 2017
System: Chest, Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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