Lung metastases (testicular choriocarcinoma)

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz

Presentation

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 tumor, where the lungs are the most commonly affected site of metastatic spread.

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