CXR Case 051
A 52 year old lady presents with worsening weight loss and fatigue over several months
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
There are multiple rounded well defined opacities of varying sizes throughout both fields
* A left mastectomy is noted
* No obvious bony lesions
This lady has metastatic breast cancer.
Almost any tumour can metastasize to the lung.
Cavitation is rare in metastatic tumours (<5%)
Prof Fraser Brims Curtin Medical School, acute and respiratory medicine specialist, immediate care in sport doc, ex-Royal Navy, academic| Top 100 CXR | Google Scholar | ICIS Course ANZ