Multiple Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases from Cholangiocarcinoma

Mi Young Do, Jae Ho Chung, Hee Man Kim, Seung Jin Han, Jaemin Shim, Sang Yon Hwang, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Sung Kyu Kim, Seung Woo Park, Kyu Ok Choe, Dong Hwan Shin, Se Kyu Kim

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Because a cavitary pulmonary metastasis is rare, it may not be readily identified. However, various types of cancers can metastasize to the lung in the form of cavities. We report a case of a multiple cavitary metastases to the lung from a cholangiocarcinoma in a 60-year-old man. He complained of generalized weakness and a poor oral intake for 2 months. The plain chest radiography and the chest computed tomography showed multiple small thick-walled cavities and nodules the both lungs. A bronchoscopic examination revealed a focal irregularly elevated surface of the mucosa at the orifice of the superior segment of the right lower lobe and the biopsy demonstrated an infiltrative metastatic adenocarcinoma. The abdomen-pelvis computed tomography showed an ill-marginated and irregularly low-dense area in the right lobe of the liver and a diffuse dilatation of the peripheral intrahepatic bile ducts. The esophagogastroscopy and colonoscopy showed no abnormal findings. It was concluded that the cholangiocarcinoma of the liver metastasized to the lung in the form of cavities. Thereafter, the patient underwent six cycles of the systemic chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin, and the follow-up imaging studies showed a partial response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume56
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

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Cholangiocarcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Lung
gemcitabine
Thorax
Tomography
Intrahepatic Bile Ducts
Liver
Colonoscopy
Pelvis
Radiography
Abdomen
Cisplatin
Dilatation
Mucous Membrane
Adenocarcinoma
Biopsy
Drug Therapy
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Cavity
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Pulmonary Metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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Do, M. Y., Chung, J. H., Kim, H. M., Han, S. J., Shim, J., Hwang, S. Y., ... Kim, S. K. (2004). Multiple Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases from Cholangiocarcinoma. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 56(2), 216-220.

Multiple Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases from Cholangiocarcinoma. / Do, Mi Young; Chung, Jae Ho; Kim, Hee Man; Han, Seung Jin; Shim, Jaemin; Hwang, Sang Yon; Park, Moo Suk; Kim, Young Sam; Chang, Joon; Kim, Sung Kyu; Park, Seung Woo; Choe, Kyu Ok; Shin, Dong Hwan; Kim, Se Kyu.

In: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Vol. 56, No. 2, 01.02.2004, p. 216-220.

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Do, MY, Chung, JH, Kim, HM, Han, SJ, Shim, J, Hwang, SY, Park, MS, Kim, YS, Chang, J, Kim, SK, Park, SW, Choe, KO, Shin, DH & Kim, SK 2004, 'Multiple Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases from Cholangiocarcinoma', Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 216-220.
Do MY, Chung JH, Kim HM, Han SJ, Shim J, Hwang SY et al. Multiple Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases from Cholangiocarcinoma. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. 2004 Feb 1;56(2):216-220.
Do, Mi Young ; Chung, Jae Ho ; Kim, Hee Man ; Han, Seung Jin ; Shim, Jaemin ; Hwang, Sang Yon ; Park, Moo Suk ; Kim, Young Sam ; Chang, Joon ; Kim, Sung Kyu ; Park, Seung Woo ; Choe, Kyu Ok ; Shin, Dong Hwan ; Kim, Se Kyu. / Multiple Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases from Cholangiocarcinoma. In: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. 2004 ; Vol. 56, No. 2. pp. 216-220.
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