Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis From Renal Cell Carcinoma

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2021 Jan-Feb;50(1):104-107. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2018.07.008. Epub 2018 Jul 23.


Lymphangitic carcinomatosis, the presence of tumor within the pulmonary lymphatics, occurs in the setting of malignant tumors and is associated with a poor prognosis. Here we describe a case of lymphangitic carcinomatosis in the setting of renal cell carcinoma and review the radiological manifestations of this disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma*
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell* / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms*