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Surgical Case Reports

, 3:36

First Online: 21 February 2017Received: 08 November 2016Accepted: 18 February 2017


BackgroundPleomorphic carcinoma is a rare primary lung carcinoma that occurs at a rate of about 0.3%. Even with complete resection, the tumor usually recurs aggressively, resulting in a poor prognosis. Herein, we report a case of advanced pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung who had a long survival time after resection of the primary and metastatic sites.

Case presentationA 48-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to abdominal pain. Systemic examination revealed a lung mass on the right and a tumor in the jejunum. Surgical resection of both tumors revealed pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung with metastasis to the jejunum. Follow-up after 6 years showed that the patient remained recurrence-free, without the need for additional postoperative treatment.

ConclusionsA vigorous treatment strategy that included surgery had the potential to offer long-term survival, despite an advanced pleomorphic carcinoma with distant metastasis to other organs. Reports on more similar cases are needed to evaluate the value of this treatment option.

KeywordsPleomorphic carcinoma Oligometastasis Metastasectomy AbbreviationsCTComputed tomography


NSCLCNon-small cell lung cancer

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Autor: Naoko Miura - Ryo Mori - Tomoyoshi Takenaka - Koji Yamazaki - Seiya Momosaki - Sadanori Takeo


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