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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1/2012

Acute small bowel obstruction: a rare initial presentation for the metastasis of the large-cell carcinoma of the lung

World Journal of Surgical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2012
Yongmao Song, Modan Li, Jianzhen Shan, Xiaoxian Ye, Shangyi Tang, Xuefeng Fang, Kefeng Ding, Ying Yuan
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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

YM S wrote the manuscript. YM S, KF D and SY T performed surgery. Y Y carried out the pathological examination. Y Y and XF F was involved in the final editing. Y Y, MD L, XX Y, JZ S carried out chemothreapy. All authors approved the final manuscript


We present one case with symptom of paroxysmal abdominal pain for over 20 days. Abdominal computerized tomography (CT) scan revealed intestinal obstruction and a mass of 6.0 cm × 6.0 cm in size located at the left adrenal. Chest CT scan showed a lobulated mass of 2.7 cm × 2.7 cm in size at the upper left lung. Core needle biopsy of the lung mass confirmed the diagnosis of large cell carcinoma. The patient underwent an emergency abdominal laparotomy and received a chemotherapy regimen that consisted of pemetrexed and cisplatin postoperatively. In addition, we made a review of the literature of the occurrence, diagnosis and outcome of this manifestation.
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