March 2006

Mass in the right upper abdomen and a structure in the inferior vena cava

Clinical Info

Patient treated for a lung carcinoma

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Male, 70 years old, Patient treated for a lung carcinoma

Transverse image of a mass in the right upper abdomen caudal to the liver. Part of the mass extends in the inferior vena cava.
Transverse image of a mass in the right upper abdomen caudal to the liver. Part of the mass extends in the inferior vena cava.
Longitudinal image of the mass. The lesion is located between the liver and the upper pole of the right kidney.
Longitudinal image of the mass. The lesion is located between the liver and the upper pole of the right kidney.
Transverse image of the mass in the right upper abdomen caudal to the liver and next to the inferior vena cava.
Transverse image of the mass in the right upper abdomen caudal to the liver and next to the inferior vena cava.
Transverse image of the inferior vena cava. There is tumor in the adrenal vein extending in the inferior vena cava.
Transverse image of the inferior vena cava. There is tumor in the adrenal vein extending in the inferior vena cava.
Longitudinal image of the inferior vena cava. There is a tumor mass in the inferior vena cava.
Longitudinal image of the inferior vena cava. There is a tumor mass in the inferior vena cava.
Transverse color doppler image of the inferior vena cava. There is tumor in the adrenal vein extending in the inferior vena cava.
Transverse color doppler image of the inferior vena cava. There is tumor in the adrenal vein extending in the inferior vena cava.
Longitudinal color doppler image of the inferior vena cava. There is flow around the tumor mass in the inferior vena cava.
Longitudinal color doppler image of the inferior vena cava. There is flow around the tumor mass in the inferior vena cava.
CT image of the mass and the vena cava with small filling defect.
CT image of the mass and the vena cava with small filling defect.

Conclusion

The mass is an adrenal metastasis of the lung carcinoma. Tumor extension through the renal vein in the vena cava of renal cell carcinomas is not uncommon, but adrenal tumors can also extend into the vena cava. Diagnosis Adrenal metastasis with tumor invasion of the inferior vena cava through the adrenal vein.


Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 70

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System