Tonsillar metastasis from large cell carcinoma of the lung
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A 52-year-old female was referred to our department for treatment of a left lung tum or, 80 mm in diameter, arising in the left S1+2. The patient’s chief complaint was persistent dry cough and spiking fever. Left upper lobectomy with hilar and mediastinal lymph node dissection (ND2a) was performed, and the pathological diagnosis was primary large cell carcinoma of the lung, p-T3N0M0. At one week after being discharged, the patient visited our outpatient clinic complaining of a sore throat. A tumor in the right tonsil was discovered, and excisional biopsy revealed it to be metastasis from the large cell carcinoma of the lung. Right cervical lymph node metastasis was also detected, and the patient was treated by combined chemo-radiotherapy, resulting in a complete remission.
Key wordslung cancer large cell carcinoma metastasis tonsil
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