Solitary cerebral metastasis from lung cancer with very long survival: Report of two cases and review of the literature

Maurizio Salvati, Marco Artico, Simona Carloia, Epimenio Ramundo Orlando, Franco Maria Gagliardi

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Abstract

Solitary cerebral metastases from lung cancer are not uncommon clinical events. Whatever treatment is adopted, long-term survival is rare. Very rare indeed are reports of patients surviving the discovery of lung cancer and brain metastasis for 10 years or more. Indeed, only 16 cases have been reported to our knowledge. We report two further cases, stressing the importance of correct clinicopathological staging so that treatment may be conducted in the way most likely to ensure longer and better survival and, pending a therapeutic breakthrough, to increase the number of long-term survivors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-461
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Brain metastasis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Lung neoplasm
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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