Palliative Radiation for Pulmonary Widespread Disease

  • Omar M. Salazar
  • Mohan Suntharalingam
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

A 41-year-old woman had an adrenal carcinoma removed 2 years ago and was subsequently put on chemotherapy for liver metastases which failed. She then underwent a partial hepatectomy. One morning she coughed two cups of blood, and a bronchoscopy showed blood coming from the basal segment of the right lower lobe. Chest radiographs showed widespread pulmonary metastases with a large mass in the medial segment of the right lower lobe.

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma Oncol Univer Cough Ooze 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar M. Salazar
    • 1
  • Mohan Suntharalingam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA

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