Metachronous (pathology)

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The term metachronous is used in oncology to refer to two (or more) independent primary malignancies, when the second (or third, etc.) malignancy arose more than six months after the diagnosis of the first malignancy 1,2. These may be in the same, or in different, organs.

See also

Terms used in radiology

Article information

rID: 75613
System: Oncology
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metachronicity
  • Metachronous tumour
  • Metachronous tumours

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