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Solid Pleural Metastases
Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR; Florian J. Fintelmann, MD, FRCPC
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Secondary pleural malignancy manifesting as solid pleural nodules/masses
              • Most common etiology of malignant pleural thickening

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Hayes SA et al: Imaging of thoracic cavity tumors. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 23(4):709-33, 2014
                                          2. Martínez-Jiménez S et al: Imaging features of thoracic metastases from gynecologic neoplasms. Radiographics. 34(6):1742-54, 2014
                                          3. Kruse M et al: FDG PET/CT in the management of primary pleural tumors and pleural metastases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 201(2):W215-26, 2013
                                          4. Qureshi NR et al: Imaging of pleural disease. Clin Chest Med. 27(2):193-213, 2006
                                          5. Rosado-de-Christenson ML et al: From the archives of the AFIP: Localized fibrous tumor of the pleura. Radiographics. 23(3):759-83, 2003
                                          6. Hierholzer J et al: MRI and CT in the differential diagnosis of pleural disease. Chest. 118(3):604-9, 2000
                                          7. Leung AN et al: CT in differential diagnosis of diffuse pleural disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(3):487-92, 1990
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Secondary pleural malignancy manifesting as solid pleural nodules/masses
                                                      • Most common etiology of malignant pleural thickening

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Hayes SA et al: Imaging of thoracic cavity tumors. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 23(4):709-33, 2014
                                                                                  2. Martínez-Jiménez S et al: Imaging features of thoracic metastases from gynecologic neoplasms. Radiographics. 34(6):1742-54, 2014
                                                                                  3. Kruse M et al: FDG PET/CT in the management of primary pleural tumors and pleural metastases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 201(2):W215-26, 2013
                                                                                  4. Qureshi NR et al: Imaging of pleural disease. Clin Chest Med. 27(2):193-213, 2006
                                                                                  5. Rosado-de-Christenson ML et al: From the archives of the AFIP: Localized fibrous tumor of the pleura. Radiographics. 23(3):759-83, 2003
                                                                                  6. Hierholzer J et al: MRI and CT in the differential diagnosis of pleural disease. Chest. 118(3):604-9, 2000
                                                                                  7. Leung AN et al: CT in differential diagnosis of diffuse pleural disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(3):487-92, 1990