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Follow-up imaging after cancer surgery

    Author: Carlo Catalano, Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Chest

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 58-year-old man presented for an imaging examination as follow-up to prior cancer treatment.
    • His medical history included surgical resection of ascending colon cancer 1 year earlier and, 6
      months later, combined locoregional therapy (cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal
      chemohyperthermia) for peritoneal carcinomatosis. Moreover, he had asthma but did not smoke.
    • Tests for tumor markers and respiratory function, including lung diffusing capacity, gave
      normal results.
    • Unenhanced CT of the chest was performed.