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Clinical & Translational Oncology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 294–295 | Cite as

Giant splenic metastasis due to lung adenocarcinoma

  • Ana Sánchez-RomeroEmail author
  • Israel Oliver
  • David Costa
  • Albina Orduña
  • Javier Lacueva
  • Francisco Pérez-Vicente
  • Antonio Arroyo
  • Rafael Calpena
Case Reports

Abstract

Lung cancer is the most prevalent malignancy in western countries and most of the patients present at advanced stages, but single splenic metastasis is exceptional instead. We report on a case of a seventy-three-year old male presenting with non-hemoptoic productive cough, constitutional syndrome and pain in the left lower quadrant. Physical examination and complementary radiological and hystologycal procedures revealed the presence of an adenocarcinoma of the left lung with probable splenic metastasis. The patient underwent splenectomy, which confirmed the diagnose of splenic metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma and, secondly, lung resection was performed. Topics about lung cancer metastasis are discussed.

Key words

spleen adenocarcinoma metastasis computed tomography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Sánchez-Romero
    • 1
    Email author
  • Israel Oliver
    • 1
  • David Costa
    • 1
  • Albina Orduña
    • 1
  • Javier Lacueva
    • 1
  • Francisco Pérez-Vicente
    • 1
  • Antonio Arroyo
    • 1
  • Rafael Calpena
    • 1
  1. 1.Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato DigestivoHospital General Universitario de ElcheElda, AlicanteSpain

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