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Metachronous and synchronous lung tumors: Five malignant lung pathologies in 1 patient during 7 years

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Doris Rassl, Dr Bernard Higgins


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We present the case of a 70-year-old man who previously had a left upper lobectomy for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma that subsequently developed into small cell carcinoma, which was successfully treated, and finally he had a right upper lobectomy that revealed three synchronous lung malignancies. We were unable to find a previous case report with a total of five separate lung malignancies with a combination of metachronous and synchronous tumors. This case demonstrates the importance of screening after the diagnosis and treatment of lung carcinoma. (C) 2004 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Author(s): Flynn MJ, Rassl D, El Shahira A, Higgins B, Barnard S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Year: 2004

Volume: 78

Issue: 6

Pages: 2154-2155

ISSN (print): 0003-4975

ISSN (electronic): 1552-6259

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/S0003-4975(03)01514-5


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