Isolated chest wall implantation of non-small cell lung cancer after fine-needle aspiration: A case report and review of the literature

Vieri Scotti, Vanessa Di Cataldo, Massimo Falchini, Icro Meattini, Lorenzo Livi, Dario Ugolini, Camilla Eva Comin, Ernesto Mazza, Ciro Franzese, Giampaolo Biti

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Abstract

Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is a well-established and useful procedure in the diagnosis of lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). Tumor seeding has been shown to be a potential risk. We report the case and management of a 78-year-old patient affected by LSCC who developed a chest wall metastasis in a straight line from the primary lesion along the FNAB needle track. Although tumor seeding after FNAB is a rare but possible complication, we suggest that careful examination for implantation (with periodical CT scans) should be performed for at least three years after FNAB.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTumori
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Chest wall seeding
  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Tumor seeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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