Small cell carcinoma of the lung in a patient with previously treated synchronous adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma

Asad Ullah, Rohit Munagala, Pranjal Mishra, Kanwar Singh, Diana Kozman, Samantha Mattox, Jayanth H Keshavamurthy, Nikhil Patel

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Abstract

A 66-year-old Caucasian female with a 40-pack-year history of smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented for follow-up of synchronous multiple primary lung cancers: Stage IB left upper lobe adenocarcinoma and Stage IA right middle lobe (RML) squamous cell carcinoma. The patient was treated with left upper lobectomy and RML pulmonary wedge resection 5 years prior. Surveillance chest computed tomography showed an increase in the size of the subcarinal lymph node and right lymph node conglomerate encasing the right upper lobe pulmonary artery, consistent with metastasis. Fine-needle aspiration of level 4R lymph nodes was performed. Histology and immunohistochemical staining confirmed the diagnosis of small cell carcinoma. Consequently, the patient was placed on cisplatin/etoposide combination chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalLung India
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2021

Keywords

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • left upper lobe
  • multiple primary lung cancers
  • non-small cell lung carcinoma
  • right middle lobe
  • small cell lung carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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