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|Title:||Pulmonary metastases: a rare manifestation of the most common cancer.|
|Authors:||Arulananda, Surein;Liew, Mun Sem;Battye, Shane;McDonald, Christine F;Mitchell, Paul L R|
|Affiliation:||Joint Austin-Ludwig Oncology Unit, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.|
|Citation:||The Australasian Journal of Dermatology 2012; 54(3): e70-3|
|Abstract:||Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common human malignancy but rarely metastasises. We report on two patients with symptomatic lung metastases and a past history of recurrent BCC excisions. In our first patient, a heavy smoker with multiple lung lesions, histology of a resected nodule was first reported as non-small cell lung cancer but a repeat nodule biopsy a year later was recognised as a pulmonary metastasis from primary cutaneous BCC. Our second patient, a young never-smoker with two previous BCC, was confirmed as having a pulmonary metastasis from BCC on the lung resection specimen. Pulmonary metastasis from an unidentified primary site is a common clinical situation. These patients emphasise the importance of considering the most common cancer as a potential primary.|
|Internal ID Number:||22672019|
|Subjects:||basal cell carcinoma|
non-small cell lung carcinoma
Carcinoma, Basal Cell.secondary.therapy
Lung Neoplasms.drug therapy.secondary
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local.pathology.therapy
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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