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Article: Caecal metastasis from a primary small-cell lung carcinoma

TitleCaecal metastasis from a primary small-cell lung carcinoma
Authors
KeywordsCarcinoma, Small Cell
Intestinal Neoplasms
Lung Metastasis
Neoplasm Metastasis
Issue Date2008
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2008, v. 14 n. 2, p. 152-153 How to Cite?
AbstractSmall bowel metastases from a primary lung carcinoma are rare. We report a case of a 59-year-old male with a primary small-cell lung carcinoma who developed anaemia and bowel symptoms. On colonoscopic examination he was found to have a tumour in the caecum near the ileocaecal valve, which was biopsied, revealing small neuroendocrine tumour cells. The patient then underwent systemic chemotherapy, which achieved a reduction in the size of the primary lung tumour and an improvement in his bowel symptoms. It is important that such a rare condition be recognised early as complicated intestinal metastases from a lung carcinoma can lead to high mortality rates and poor short-term outcome. With advances in chemotherapy and palliative care, patients with metastatic lung carcinoma can sometimes survive more than a year with reasonable quality of life.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163184
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorLau, CPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, WKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:28:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:28:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2008, v. 14 n. 2, p. 152-153en_US
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163184-
dc.description.abstractSmall bowel metastases from a primary lung carcinoma are rare. We report a case of a 59-year-old male with a primary small-cell lung carcinoma who developed anaemia and bowel symptoms. On colonoscopic examination he was found to have a tumour in the caecum near the ileocaecal valve, which was biopsied, revealing small neuroendocrine tumour cells. The patient then underwent systemic chemotherapy, which achieved a reduction in the size of the primary lung tumour and an improvement in his bowel symptoms. It is important that such a rare condition be recognised early as complicated intestinal metastases from a lung carcinoma can lead to high mortality rates and poor short-term outcome. With advances in chemotherapy and palliative care, patients with metastatic lung carcinoma can sometimes survive more than a year with reasonable quality of life.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_US
dc.subjectCarcinoma, Small Cellen_US
dc.subjectIntestinal Neoplasmsen_US
dc.subjectLung Metastasisen_US
dc.subjectNeoplasm Metastasisen_US
dc.titleCaecal metastasis from a primary small-cell lung carcinomaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, WK:waikleung@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume14en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage152en_US
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_US
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