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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2008 August;21(4):215-7
A calcified lung metastasis from rectal cancer
Maeda R., Isowa N.
Division of Thoracic Surgery Matsue Red Cross Hospital, Shimane, Japan
We report a case of the calcified lung metastasis from rectal cancer in a 74-year-old man with a history of anterior resection for rectal cancer 9 years earlier. A computed tomographic (CT) scan of the chest showed a solitary nodule with punctate calcification in his left upper lobe which gradually increased in size over 33 months from 0.5 cm to 2.3 cm. Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) showed FDG accumulation at the lesion. Wedge resection of the nodule was performed to obtain a definitive diagnosis by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). The postoperative histological diagnosis was a lung metastasis from rectal cancer.