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Medical Oncology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 292–294 | Cite as

Metastatic small cell lung cancer causing biliary obstruction

  • Maki Obara
  • Hiroaki SatohEmail author
  • Yuko T Yamashita
  • Hiroshi Kamma
  • Morio Ohtsuka
  • Shizuo Hasegawa
  • Kazuo Orii
Case Report

Abstract

We report a case with metastatic small cell lung cancer which first manifested with biliary obstruction due to metastasis. Prognosis of patients presenting with jaundice due to hepatic parenchyma involvement is thought to be poor. However, the patient was successfully treated with percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and combination chemotherapy with reduced dosage. We believe this to be the first such case report, despite the frequency of metastasis to the liver from small cell lung cancer.

Keywords

small cell lung cancer liver metastasis jaundice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maki Obara
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Satoh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuko T Yamashita
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Kamma
    • 2
  • Morio Ohtsuka
    • 1
  • Shizuo Hasegawa
    • 1
  • Kazuo Orii
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Clinical MedicineUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba City, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Institute of Basic Medical SciencesUniversity of TsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryOgawa Kokuho HospitalJapan

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