Turkish Thoracic Journal
Case report

Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung with Mandible Metastasis


Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Isparta, Turkey


Süleyman Demirel University Facult of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Isparta, Turkey


Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Isparta, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 2008; 9: 185-187
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A case of metastatic small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) of the mandible in a 53-year-old man has been presented here. The patient suffered from increased mobility of his premolar teeth with painful swelling of the lower right mandible while staging procedures had been ongoing. After extraction of the teeth, curettage was performed and histopathological examination revealed similar findings to those found in the lung tumor. This case report emphasizes that the oral symptoms in a patient with lung cancer may point to a metastatic event even if it is very rare in SCLC (Tur Toraks Der 2008;9:185-7)

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