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Eurasian Journal of Medical Advances
Thoracic and Abdominal Oncological Emergencies in Radiology [EJMA]
EJMA. 2022; 2(2): 23-29 | DOI: 10.14744/ejma.2022.33043

Thoracic and Abdominal Oncological Emergencies in Radiology

Marco Fogante1, Matteo Marcucci2, Corrado Tagliati3
1Department of Radiology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy
2Department of Radiology, Ospedale di Macerata - Generale Provinciale, Macerata, Italy
3Department of Radiology, Ospedale “San Liberatore”, Atri, Italy

Thoracic and abdominal acute life-threatening oncological emergencies can be secondary either an underlying cancer or a complication of its treatment. Oncological emergencies can be classified in metabolic, hematological or structural. Metabolic and hematological emergencies are diagnosed by clinical and laboratory exams. Indeed, the radiological imaging is essential for the diagnosis of structural oncological emergencies such fistulas, hemoptysis, embolism, superior vena cava syndrome, cardiac tamponade, intraabdominal hemorrhage, bowel obstruction, perforation and ischemia, intussusception and urinary tract obstruction and structural complications of the oncological treatments. Radiologists should be confident with the main findings of structural oncologic emergencies to make an accurate timely diagnosis and to provide appropriate patient care. For this reason, the purpose of this work is to summarize the main clinical and radiological characteristics of thoracic and abdominal structural oncological emergencies.

Keywords: Emergency, oncology, radiological emergencies

Marco Fogante, Matteo Marcucci, Corrado Tagliati. Thoracic and Abdominal Oncological Emergencies in Radiology. EJMA. 2022; 2(2): 23-29

Corresponding Author: Marco Fogante
Manuscript Language: English