Lymphangitis carcinomatosis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard




Case Discussion

Chest x-ray in a 60 year old woman with a previous history of breast carcinoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and MALToma, demonstrates extensive reticular opacities throughout both lungs, best seen on the right. 

CT confirms the abnormality as being largely confined to the interlobular septae which are thickened and irregular.

Findings are consistent with lymphangitis carcinomatosis.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case information

rID: 8530
Published: 9th Feb 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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