Cancer Res Treat.  2003 Aug;35(4):364-366.

Metastatic Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Small Intestine Arising from The Lung

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterogic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. dockim@jnu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Surgery, Pathology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

A metastatic carcinoma of the small intestine is rare. Here, the case study of an 80-year-old lung carcinoma patient, with generalized peritonitis due to neoplastic perforation of the small intestine is reported. Pathological studies of a small intestinal mass revealed a metastatic anaplastic carcinoma arising from the lung. Patients with known lung carcinoma, who develop abdominal complaints, should be examined thoroughly. Although it is very difficult to diagnose and treat a metastatic carcinoma of the small intestine, in our judgment, with a greater awareness of this neoplasm, more cases may be diagnosed in the early stages, leading to improved rates of survival.

Keyword

Lung neoplasm; Metastasis; Small intestine
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