Rib metastasis appearing 8 years after surgery for lung cancer: Report of a case

Shinichiro Kase, Kenji Sugio, Tokujiro Yano, Kenichi Nishioka, Koji Yamazaki, Tatsuro Okamoto, Takaomi Koga, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Kaoru Ondo, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

A 39-year-old man underwent a right upper lobectomy and lymph node dissection for right lung adenocarcinoma on March 7, 1988. He was referred for an evaluation of a systemic bone scintillation scan on October 29, 1996. A hot spot at the right fourth rib was recognized. After performing needle aspiration cytology, a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma was made. This case was considered to be rib metastasis occurring 8 years after surgery for lung cancer. In general, regular follow-up examinations are performed for at least 5 years after surgery; however, surgeons should also keep such late metastatic cases in mind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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  • Surgery

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    Kase, S., Sugio, K., Yano, T., Nishioka, K., Yamazaki, K., Okamoto, T., Koga, T., Yamaguchi, M., Ondo, K., & Sugimachi, K. (2000). Rib metastasis appearing 8 years after surgery for lung cancer: Report of a case. Surgery today, 30(5), 462-464. https://doi.org/10.1007/s005950050626