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Forearm Metastases as Unsuspected First Manifestations of Lung Adenocarcinoma
1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain  
2 Department of Oncology, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain  
Turk Thorac J ; 5: -
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2017.17047
Key Words: Lung and pleural malignancies, lung pathology, clinical problems, diagnostic methods

An 83-year-old male who was a former smoker had pain on the left forearm accompanied with progressive swallowing in the last four to five months. Imaging studies revealed a cystic necrotic mass on the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle (biopsy: striated muscle tissue infiltrated by an adenocarcinoma). A whole-body computerized tomography (CT) scan demonstrates the presence of two lung masses that were suspicious of malignancy. Diagnosed as having stage IV lung adenocarcinoma (cT4NxM1b, IASLC TNM 8th [3]), he received chemotherapy with a carboplatin/pemetrexed-based regimen and local palliative radiation for the control of arm pain.


Cite this article as: Sanches BV, Castro RL. Forearm metastases as unsuspected first manifestations of lung adenocarcinomas. Turk Thorac J 2017. DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2017.17047

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