Cystic pulmonary metastases

Cystic pulmonary metastases are atypical morphological form on pulmonary metastases where lesions manifest as distinct cystic lesions. It is slightly different form the term cavitating pulmonary metastases in that the lesions are extremely thin walled.

It has been reported with many primary tumors which include:

One of the complications that can occur with cystic lung metastases is development of pneumothoraces.

Lung cancer
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Article information

rID: 21628
System: Chest, Oncology
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cystic pulmonary metastasis
  • Cystic lung metastases
  • Cystic lung metastasis

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  • Case 1: epitheloid cell sarcoma
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  • Case 2: colorectal carcinoma
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