Metastatic carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Revised: 27 February 2020

Copyright: 2003-2020,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Mediastinum metastatic carcinoma[TIAB]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Metastatic carcinoma. website. Accessed April 7th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Most mediastinal epithelial neoplasms are metastases, usually from trachea, bronchi, lung, esophagus
  • Usually rapidly fatal
Clinical features
  • Primary lung tumors may present as huge mediastinal mass with occult bronchial primary
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

Case of the Week #430:

Prostatic adenocarcinoma metastatic to mediastinum


Electron microscopy description
  • Premelanosomes suggests melanoma
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