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Disseminated Neoplasms

  • Venerino Poletti
  • Angelo Carloni
  • Marco Chilosi
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Abstract

Disseminated lung tumors are a large heterogenous group of disorders that may mimic more common interstitial lung disorders. Although CT scan feature may be characteristic and may suggest the diagnosis, histology is required for a definitive diagnosis. The need of lung tissue is now even more urgent for the possibility to identify targetable mutations/translocations/overexpressions of genes in the neoplastic cells and of the immune-checkpoint status. Transbronchial cryobiopsy may provide material for morphological and molecular investigations.

Keywords

Disseminated lung tumors Metastases Angiosarcoma Lymphoproliferative disorders Transbronchial cryobiopsy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Venerino Poletti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Angelo Carloni
    • 3
  • Marco Chilosi
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Diseases of the ThoraxOspedale Morgagni-PierantoniForlìItaly
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory Diseases and AllergyAarhus University HospitalAarhusDenmark
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyOspedale di TerniTerniItaly
  4. 4.Verona UniversityVeronaItaly
  5. 5.Department of PathologyP. Pederzoli HospitalPeschiera del GardaItaly

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