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Melanoma metastases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Plain film shows features of COPD as well as metanoma metastases

CT chest shows features of extensive emphysema and a rounded lesion most consistent with a metastasis.

Case Discussion

This patient went on to have the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma confirmed. 

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Case information

rID: 8091
Published: 10th Jan 2010
Last edited: 17th Aug 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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