Radiologic findings of bronchogenic carcinoma with pulmonary metastases at presentation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To describe the radiologic findings in patients with primary bronchogenic carcinoma and pulmonary metastases at presentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with bronchogenic carcinoma who at presentation had pulmonary metastases. RESULTS: Fourteen (52%) men and 13 (48%) women with a mean age of 60 years were identified. Adenocarcinoma was the most common histology (70%). The number of nodules varied, although 78% of patients had greater than 50 nodules. Nodules size ranged from 2 to 30 mm, but 82% of patients had nodules less than 10 mm in diameter. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy was seen in 41% of patients, and pleural disease in 44% of patients. Only 37% had radiologic evidence of extrathoracic disease, with bone metastases (30%) being the most common. CONCLUSION: Multiple pulmonary nodules may be the presenting thoracic manifestation of primary bronchogenic carcinoma, with patterns of metastases and survival rates similar to other stage IV patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marom, EM; Patz, EF; Swensen, SJ

Published Date

  • October 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 665 - 668

PubMed ID

  • 10541392

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-9260

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0009-9260(99)91088-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England