Metastases (to lung) - Cholangiocarcinoma

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Metastases (to lung) - Cholangiocarcinoma

  • The lungs are a common site of metastatic disease from other parts of the body
  • The appearances of metastases are highly varied
  • This image shows numerous small lung nodules scattered throughout both lungs
  • This patient had a metastatic cholangiocarcinoma
  • Metastases from other cancers - such as breast or thyroid cancer - can have similar appearances

Metastases (to lung) - Renal cell carcinoma

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Metastases (to lung) - Renal cell carcinoma

  • This image shows numerous lung nodules of varied sizes scattered throughout both lungs
  • This patient had renal cell carcinoma which is often said to give rise to ‘canon-ball’ metastases in the lungs - a descriptive term referring to their appearance - big and round