Pulmonary lymphangiosis carcinomatosa

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


A 70 year old female patient with inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma suffered from progressive dyspnea and was referred for a chest CT.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Fig. 1  AP CT scout view

Dissminated small metastases and marked interstitial lung disease with a confluent opacity in the right lower lobe.

Fig. 2

Disseminated small pulmonary nodules and thickening of interstitial septae, especially in the lower lobes.

Case Discussion

Apart from disseminated small metastases, there is also marked thickening of the interstitial septae due to lymphatic tumor spread.
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Case information

rID: 13707
Published: 8th May 2011
Last edited: 9th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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