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Vol 86, No 2 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2018-04-30
Submitted: 2018-01-14
Accepted: 2018-04-23
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Thoracic ultrasound for the detection of rib metastases of non-small cell lung cancer

Ioannis Tomos, Nikos Tziolos, Thomas Raptakis, Dimitra Kavatha
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2018.0014
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Pubmed: 29709051
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Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):101-102.

open access

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2018-04-30
Submitted: 2018-01-14
Accepted: 2018-04-23

Abstract

Transthoracic ultrasound has lately emerged as a useful diagnostic tool for respiratory physicians in the diagnosis of diverse pulmonary
diseases, usually including pleural effusion and pneumothorax. However, the use of chest ultrasound may be also critical in the evaluation
of chest wall diseases. Therefore, we present an interesting case of a patient with metastases of lung cancer to the rib, detected during
the chest wall ultrasound examination. By representing a non-invasive, surface-imaging technique with several advantages, chest ultrasound
may evolve to a valid, bed-side diagnostic tool for the diagnosis and follow up of lung cancer with metastases in the chest wall.

Abstract

Transthoracic ultrasound has lately emerged as a useful diagnostic tool for respiratory physicians in the diagnosis of diverse pulmonary
diseases, usually including pleural effusion and pneumothorax. However, the use of chest ultrasound may be also critical in the evaluation
of chest wall diseases. Therefore, we present an interesting case of a patient with metastases of lung cancer to the rib, detected during
the chest wall ultrasound examination. By representing a non-invasive, surface-imaging technique with several advantages, chest ultrasound
may evolve to a valid, bed-side diagnostic tool for the diagnosis and follow up of lung cancer with metastases in the chest wall.

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Keywords

non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), chest ultrasound, chest wall metastasis

About this article
Title

Thoracic ultrasound for the detection of rib metastases of non-small cell lung cancer

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)

Pages

101-102

Published online

2018-04-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2018.0014

Pubmed

29709051

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):101-102.

Keywords

non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
chest ultrasound
chest wall metastasis

Authors

Ioannis Tomos
Nikos Tziolos
Thomas Raptakis
Dimitra Kavatha

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