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Metastases, Chest Wall
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Metastatic disease involving chest wall
                • Most common chest wall malignancy
                • Typically in terminal stages of malignancy

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          • Image-Guided Biopsy

                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                              PATHOLOGY

                              • General Features

                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Hemmati SH et al: The prognostic factors of chest wall metastasis resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 40(2):328-33, 2011
                                              2. Janes SM et al: Catheter-tract metastases associated with chronic indwelling pleural catheters. Chest. 131(4):1232-4, 2007
                                              3. O'Sullivan P et al: Malignant chest wall neoplasms of bone and cartilage: a pictorial review of CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol. 80(956):678-84, 2007
                                              4. Quint LE: Staging non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Imaging. 7:148-59, 2007
                                              5. Jung JI et al: Thoracic manifestations of breast cancer and its therapy. Radiographics. 24(5):1269-85, 2004
                                              6. Sharma A et al: Patterns of lymphadenopathy in thoracic malignancies. Radiographics. 24(2):419-34, 2004
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Definitions

                                                            • Metastatic disease involving chest wall
                                                            • Most common chest wall malignancy
                                                            • Typically in terminal stages of malignancy

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • MR Findings

                                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      • Image-Guided Biopsy

                                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                                          • General Features

                                                                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                              • Presentation

                                                                                • Demographics

                                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Hemmati SH et al: The prognostic factors of chest wall metastasis resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 40(2):328-33, 2011
                                                                                          2. Janes SM et al: Catheter-tract metastases associated with chronic indwelling pleural catheters. Chest. 131(4):1232-4, 2007
                                                                                          3. O'Sullivan P et al: Malignant chest wall neoplasms of bone and cartilage: a pictorial review of CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol. 80(956):678-84, 2007
                                                                                          4. Quint LE: Staging non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Imaging. 7:148-59, 2007
                                                                                          5. Jung JI et al: Thoracic manifestations of breast cancer and its therapy. Radiographics. 24(5):1269-85, 2004
                                                                                          6. Sharma A et al: Patterns of lymphadenopathy in thoracic malignancies. Radiographics. 24(2):419-34, 2004