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

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI:

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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