Intrathoracic metastasis from an extrathoracic malignancy: a radiographic approach to patient evaluation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The likelihood of metastatic spread of an extrathoracic primary tumor to the thorax depends on a number of factors, most importantly, the site and nature of the primary tumor. Although the plain chest radiography remains the first-line screening procedure, understanding the pattern of spread of various tumors and the frequency with which such spread occurs enables one to develop a rational approach to the use of other imaging modalities, particularly computed tomography, in evaluation of patients with known extrathoracic primary tumors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chiles, C; Ravin, CE

Published Date

  • September 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 438

PubMed ID

  • 3864187

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8389


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States