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 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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