Concurrent diagnosis of pulmonary metastasis of malignant mixed Müllerian tumor and small cell lung cancer

Young Jin Lee, Eun Joo Jung, Seung Heon Lee, Young Min Lee, Bomi Kim, Seok Jin Choi, Dae Hoon Jeong, Hyun Kyung Lee

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Abstract

A patient who has multiple lung masses with a history of malignancy in organs other than the lung is more likely to be diagnosed with metastatic rather than primary lung cancer. Rarely, metastatic cancer can coexist with primary. We experienced a case of concurrent diagnosis of primary small cell lung cancer and pulmonary metastasis of uterine malignant mixed Müllerian tumor (MMMT). The patient was a 52-year-old female with femur fracture and multiple lung masses with a history of an operation for uterine MMMT. The small cell lung cancer was diagnosed by bronchoscopic biopsy. The central lung mass decreased after chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer but multiple peripheral masses increased. A percutaneous biopsy for one of peripheral masses revealed metastatic uterine MMMT. We suggest that we have to consider the possible presence of concomitant malignancies of different origins in one organ especially with patients who had a history of malignancy in another organ. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul

Keywords

  • Mixed tumor, Müllerian
  • Small cell lung carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Lee, Y. J., Jung, E. J., Lee, S. H., Lee, Y. M., Kim, B., Choi, S. J., Jeong, D. H., & Lee, H. K. (2012). Concurrent diagnosis of pulmonary metastasis of malignant mixed Müllerian tumor and small cell lung cancer. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 73(1), 56-60. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2012.73.1.56