Endobronchial metastases

Endobronchial metastases are an uncommon form of intrathoracic metastases. They are much less common than intrapulmonary metastases.

The clinical presentation varies and includes:

  • hemoptysis
  • cough
  • post-obstructive pneumonitis from distal obstruction

Frequently described primary malignancies associated with endobronchial metastases include:

The overall prognosis is poor, averaging 1-2 years in most cases 7.  Palliative treatment with interventional bronchoscopy to prevent asphyxia may be effective in improving the quality of life in these patients 6.

Article information

rID: 1284
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Endobronchial metastasis
  • Endobronchial metastasis (EBM)

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: malignant melanoma
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