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Soft Tissue Metastases, Chest Wall
Sonia L. Betancourt Cuellar, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Soft tissue metastases are uncommon
                • Tumor cell growth limited by variable blood flow and lactic acid production
              • Routes of spread
                • Direct extension
                • Hematogenous
                • Lymphatic
                • Iatrogenic

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Carter BW et al: MR Imaging of Chest Wall Tumors. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 23(2):197-215, 2015
                                      2. Surov A: Skeletal muscle metastases. Jpn J Radiol. 32(5):308-9, 2014
                                      3. Surov A et al: Muscle metastases: comparison of features in different primary tumours. Cancer Imaging. 14:21, 2014
                                      4. Surov A et al: PET/CT imaging of skeletal muscle metastases. Acta Radiol. 55(1):101-6, 2014
                                      5. David EA et al: Review of chest wall tumors: a diagnostic, therapeutic, and reconstructive challenge. Semin Plast Surg. 25(1):16-24, 2011
                                      6. Yoshimura Y et al: Metastatic carcinoma to subcutaneous tissue and skeletal muscle: clinicopathological features in 11 cases. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 41(3):358-64, 2011
                                      7. O'Sullivan P et al: Soft tissue tumours and mass-like lesions of the chest wall: a pictorial review of CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol. 80(955):574-80, 2007
                                      8. Tateishi U et al: Chest wall tumors: radiologic findings and pathologic correlation: part 2. Malignant tumors. 23(6):1491-508, 2003
                                      9. Warzelhan J et al: Results in surgery for primary and metastatic chest wall tumors. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 19(5):584-8, 2001
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Soft tissue metastases are uncommon
                                                    • Tumor cell growth limited by variable blood flow and lactic acid production
                                                  • Routes of spread
                                                    • Direct extension
                                                    • Hematogenous
                                                    • Lymphatic
                                                    • Iatrogenic

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Carter BW et al: MR Imaging of Chest Wall Tumors. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 23(2):197-215, 2015
                                                                          2. Surov A: Skeletal muscle metastases. Jpn J Radiol. 32(5):308-9, 2014
                                                                          3. Surov A et al: Muscle metastases: comparison of features in different primary tumours. Cancer Imaging. 14:21, 2014
                                                                          4. Surov A et al: PET/CT imaging of skeletal muscle metastases. Acta Radiol. 55(1):101-6, 2014
                                                                          5. David EA et al: Review of chest wall tumors: a diagnostic, therapeutic, and reconstructive challenge. Semin Plast Surg. 25(1):16-24, 2011
                                                                          6. Yoshimura Y et al: Metastatic carcinoma to subcutaneous tissue and skeletal muscle: clinicopathological features in 11 cases. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 41(3):358-64, 2011
                                                                          7. O'Sullivan P et al: Soft tissue tumours and mass-like lesions of the chest wall: a pictorial review of CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol. 80(955):574-80, 2007
                                                                          8. Tateishi U et al: Chest wall tumors: radiologic findings and pathologic correlation: part 2. Malignant tumors. 23(6):1491-508, 2003
                                                                          9. Warzelhan J et al: Results in surgery for primary and metastatic chest wall tumors. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 19(5):584-8, 2001