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PP-1. Case Report: Alpha-fetoprotein-producing lung adenocarcinoma
Bauça JM (firstname.lastname@example.org), Robles J, Morell D, Fueyo L, García A, Barceló A
BACKGROUND Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is usually elevated in patients with liver cancer or gonadal germ cell tumors. Some cases of extra-hepatic tumors able to produce AFP have been reported, such as ovarian and gastric. However, AFP-producing lung malignancies are rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 60-year-old woman, active smoker, previously diagnosed with COPD, diabetes, osteoporosis and dyslipidemia. Both her father and uncle died from metastatic hepatocarcinoma. She visited a doctor’s office claiming sternal oppression. A chest X-ray showed a mass at the superior lobule of the right lung. Subsequent biochemical testing yielded an AFP of 9796ng/ml, whereas all other magnitudes were within normal ranges. Thoracic CT showed a heterogeneous lung mass, with slight bilateral emphysema, without lymph node invasion. Bronchial biopsy confirmed...