Tumour thrombus right inferior pulmonary vein

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


PH of oesophageal carcinoma treated by Ivor Lewis oesophagectomy. Staging CT. Asymptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

An expansile mass in any pulmonary vessel is more likely to be tumour rather than thrombo-embolus but especially in a pulmonary vein. In this case it appears to be a metastasis from oesophageal malignancy although in most cases such an appearance is more likely to be a feature of locally advanced primary lung cancer.

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Case information

rID: 19120
Published: 7th Aug 2012
Last edited: 17th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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