Metastatic disease to the lungs and pleura: an overview.

@article{Cheng2013MetastaticDT,
  title={Metastatic disease to the lungs and pleura: an overview.},
  author={Stephanie Weijung Cheng and Tan Lucien H Mohammed},
  journal={Seminars in roentgenology},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={335-43}
}
The lungs are a common site for metastatic spread of malignancy. Approximately 20%-54% of patients with extrathoracic malignancy have pulmonary metastases at autopsy. The most common primary neoplasms with pulmonary metastases at autopsy include breast, colon, kidney, uterus, and head and neck. Less common primary malignancies including choriocarcinoma, osteosarcoma, testicular tumors, melanoma, and thyroid carcinoma also metastasize to the lungs. The detection of pulmonary metastases, as with… CONTINUE READING

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