Cutaneous Metastasis of Large Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Report

GEDİK İ. E., ALAR T., Muratli A.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.7, pp.96-98, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.1689
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-98
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Lung cancer has the highest incidence among all cancer types in the world. Skin is an uncommon organ that lung cancers metastasize and the incidence of cutaneous metastasis has been reported between 1-12%. In this report, we would like to present the case of a 67 year old male patient who admitted to our hospital with the complaint of multiple swollen masses on the different parts of his skin and has a homogenous mass with the width of 3 cm on chest x ray. The nodule at the intersection of the right 6th intercostal space and the mid-axillary line and with the dimensions of 1.5x1 cm was excised under local anesthesia and the specimen was sent to the pathology laboratory for histopathological examination. The diagnosis of "large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma" was made histopathologically. The patient was diagnosed as the distant metastasis of the large cell lung cancer, considered inoperable and referred to oncology clinics.