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Skull Metastases

History: Middle aged man with headache.  This is a case of lung cancer metastases to the skull. Lung cancer, like breast cancer, can produce both lytic and sclerotic bone metastases. Read about other cancers and the bone metastases they produce. Thank you to Dra. Pilar Rodríguez Pérez from Spain for submitting this case. See this patient’s … Continue reading

Right Upper Lobe Lung Cancer with Rib Metastasis

History: Middle aged man with a history of smoking, cough, and chest pain.  This is a case of Lung Cancer with a metastasis to the contralateral ribs. Any spiculated lung mass in a patient with a history of smoking should be considered lung cancer until proven otherwise. Read this article here regarding the differential diagnosis … Continue reading


History: 60 year old male with fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  This is complete collapse of the lateral basal segment of the left lower lobe, which can also be describe as partial atelectasis of the left lower lobe. Lobar collapse occurs when an entire lobe of the lung is not aerated. Obscuration of the … Continue reading