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.
|Journal||European journal of Clinical and Medical Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Lung cancer
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