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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.