Lung metastases manifesting as pulmonary infarction by mucin and tumor embolization: Radiographic, high-resolution CT, and pathologic findings

Chang Ho Kang, Jung Ah Choi, Hyoung Rae Kim, Yu Hwan Oh, Han Kyum Kim, Eun Young Kang

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Abstract

We present a case of lung metastasis manifesting as lung infarction by mucin and tumor embolization. The radiograph and high-resolution CT showed multiple focal consolidations with ground glass attenuation in subpleural areas of both lungs. Diagnosis was made by open lung biopsy, which revealed pulmonary infarction caused by intravascular adenocarcinoma with numerous mucus emboli in pulmonary arteries. Subpleurally located consolidations on high-resolution CT correlated well with the histologic findings of lung infarction by mucin and tumor emboli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-646
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • CT
  • Lung
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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