Ethmoidal adenocarcinoma with lung metastases:diagnosis and multimodal treatment

Divisi, Duilio and Romualdi, P. and Garramone, Margherita and Di Tommaso, Sergio and Alicandri Ciufelli, C. and Crisci, Roberto (2009) Ethmoidal adenocarcinoma with lung metastases:diagnosis and multimodal treatment. Il giornale di chirurgia, 30 (3). pp. 93-95. ISSN 1971-145X

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We report a case of 68-year-old patient underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the skull and a computed tomography (CT)of the thorax for rhinorrhea and dyspnea. The MRI showed an irregular ethmoidal lesion and the CT of the thorax underlined a solid nodular neoformation in the upper right pulmonary lobe. The patient underwent rhinoscopy with biopsies that showed an ethmoidal adenocarcinoma; excision of the tumour was carried out via trans-sphenoid. After one month the patient underwent wedge-resections in video-thoracoscopy (VATS). Perioperative histologic examination revealed a lung metastases due to an adenocarcinoma of the ethmoid.The patient was treated with chemotherapy and did not show relapses after 12 months from VATS

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethmoidal cancer, Lung metastasis, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 10:50

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