Pleural carcinomatosis

Pleural carcinomatosis is a descriptive term given to the diffuse and widespread spread of metastatic tumor through to the pleural space. It is reported to most commonly occur with breast, bronchogenic and gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas metastatic involvement 2. An accompanying serosanguinous pleural effusion can be common 2.

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rID: 25733
System: Chest
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Carcinomatosis of the pleura

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  • Case 1: from breast cancer
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