This patient has a history of recently diagnosed uterine cancer and came in with dyspnea:
Just a simple CXR showing multiple lesions highly suspect of secondary lung neoplasms (metastasized uterine cancer).
The most common type of uterine malignancy is endometrial carcinoma. It commonly metastasizes to lung, liver, brain, vagina, bone, and abdominal and pelvic lymph nodes (1). Almost any malignancy can metastasize to the lung due to its rich blood flow, however here is a list of some of the more common primary sites that metastasize to the lungs:
- Wilm’s Tumor
Author: Russell Jones, MD
1. Endometrial Cancer Treatment. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/HealthProfessional/page1. Accessed 8/2013.