Disseminated lung cancer presenting as a rectal mass

Mia M Noergaard, Inger M H Stamp, Uffe Bodtger

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Abstract

Primary lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths globally, and approximately 50% had metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis. A rectal mass and unintended weight loss are common manifestations of rectal cancer. Our case presented with a rectal mass, but workup revealed a metastatic lesion from lung cancer. Lung cancer metastases to the lower gastrointestinal tract imply reduced survival compared with the already poor mean survival of stage IV lung cancer. Despite relevant therapy, the patient died 5 months after referral.

Original languageEnglish
Article number31726
JournalEuropean Clinical Respiratory Journal
Volume3
Issue number1
Number of pages4
ISSN2001-8525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Lower Gastrointestinal Tract
Rectal Neoplasms
Referral and Consultation
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Diagnosis
  • Imaging
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopy

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Disseminated lung cancer presenting as a rectal mass. / Noergaard, Mia M; Stamp, Inger M H; Bodtger, Uffe.

In: European Clinical Respiratory Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 31726, 2016.

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