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Metastastic Lung Carcinoma


- Discussion
    - see metastatic carcinoma;
    - will also produce increased bone density
    - 30% of lung mets will show increased bone density on radiographs;
    - avgerage life expectancy w/ metastatic lung Ca + pending pathologic frx is 3 months (vs. 18 months in breast ca);
    - w/ IM nailing of femoral shaft lesions, beware of  fat embolism syndrome

             

Images in Clinical Medicine. Pain in the Thumb Related to Disease in the Lung

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