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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2010 February;169(1):7-9

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Lung adenocarcinoma-associated with isolated appendiceal metastasis: a case report

Yan-Chao J. 1, Yang L. 2, Wei L. 3, Hong-Fei J. 2, Chang L. 1

1 Department of General Surgery, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, China
2 Department of General Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, China
3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, China


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Metastatic tumors to the appendix are not common. However, these tumors should be one of the differential diagnoses in patients with known primary malignancy, who present with signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis. In the present report, we describe a rare case of primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma with appendix metastases in a 59-yr-old man patient. he presented clinically as acute appendicitis, 2 months ago left upper lobectomy for a primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma. After the surgery he took a course of chemotherapy with Gemcitabine combined to cisplatin. The patient currently is well without progression of disease 9 months after beginning chemotherapy.

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