38. Multiple brain metastases

Page created on March 20, 2019. Not updated since.

Organ: Brain


There are many small, roundish foci. Some are yellowish (necrotic), some are blackish (haemorrhagic or pigment) while some are just grey.

Diagnosis: Multiple brain metastases


  • Metastasis from:
    • Breast tumor
    • Lung tumor
    • Melanoma
    • Kidney tumor
    • Colorectal tumor


The blackish foci are most likely haemorrhages, but they can also be melanin pigment if the metastasis came from a melanoma.

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