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Metastatic disease in endocrine organs

Michael Monteiro and David Lowe

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.1105

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Metastatic disease in endocrine organs

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The term metastasis of a neoplasm refers to the spread of a previously localized, cohesive malignant tumour to a site distant from its site of origin with no contiguity with the primary site. The concept of metastases of lymphoma is a difficult one; a deposit in an organ of lymphoma is usually considered to be a component of generalized involvement by lymphoma rather than of metastatic spread. This chapter will focus on metastases in endocrine organs from carcinomas and sarcomas other than lymphoma.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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