Un caso di cancro occulto del polmone identificato in seguito a screening mediante tomografia computerizzata, 15 anni dopo intervento di craniotomia per una singola metastasi cerebellare

Translated title of the contribution: Occult lung cancer detected at CT screening 15 years after craniotomy for a single brain metastasis

P. Scanagatta, G. Verones, G. Pelosi, L. Funicelu, A. Borri, D. Galetta, R. Gasparri, F. Petrella, L. Bertolaccini, P. Solli, L. Spaggiari

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Abstract

This article reports the case of a 58-year-old man affected by multifocal adenocarcinoma of the right upper pulmonary lobe, which was diagnosed 15 years after surgical resection of a brain metastasis of adenocarcinoma. Following a low dose computed tomography scan for screening of lung cancer and a positive total-body positron-emission tomography, two nodules were detected in the right upper lobe, with no extrathoracic localization of disease or brain local recurrence. The patient underwent a right upper lobectomy and the pathologic examination of the lung tumor showed a multifocal adenocarcinoma (stage pT4pN0). The brain metastasis excised 15 years before demonstrated the same features as lung adenocarcinoma along with consistent immunoreactivity for thyroid transcription factor-1, a lung tissue-associated marker.

Translated title of the contributionOccult lung cancer detected at CT screening 15 years after craniotomy for a single brain metastasis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)389-394
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Pneumologica
Volume48
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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