8000/6 Neoplasm, metastatic


Synonyms

Neoplasm, secondary
Tumor, metastatic
Tumor, secondary
Tumor embolus

Definitions

A tumor that has spread from its original (primary) site of growth to another site, close to or distant from the primary site. Metastasis is characteristic of advanced malignancies, but in rare instances can be seen in neoplasms lacking malignant morphology.