Synchronous adenocarcinoma, squamocellular carcinoma, and bronchioloalveolar carcinoma in the same pulmonary lobe

Margherita Garramone, Gabriella Giudice, Rita Daniela Marasco, Cosimo Lequaglie

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Abstract

Synchronous multiple primary lung cancer in the same lobe is an uncommon entity with an incidence of 1-7% as described in the literature. We report the case of a 72-year-old man with smoking history, asthma, and diagnosis of epidermoid tumor by guided-CT fineneedle biopsy of a pulmonary lesion in the right upper lobe in another hospital. The patient was submitted to body CT scan showing a pulmonary opacity of 3 cm and a second lesion with a diameter of 2.7 cm near the first one. After an upper lobectomy the pathological diagnosis revealed the presence of further two neoplasms with different histology. The patient is disease-free after 12 months from procedure to enforce the common knowledge that two or more synchronous lung cancers do not worse the prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean journal of Clinical and Medical Oncology
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Metachronous
  • Synchronous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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