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Inguinal lymph node as the only evidence of progressive lung cancer

Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia. 2008 Sep-Oct;14(5):709-13.[Link]

Kocak Z, Saynak M, Oz-Puyan F, Cicin I, Cosar-Alas R, Caloglu M, Altiay G, Uzunoglu S.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Trakya University Hospital, Edirne, Turkey.

Abstract

Tumours that metastasise to groin nodes most frequently originate in genital and reproductive organs, skin, rectum or anus, or urinary bladder. However, rare cases of inguinal metastases from tumours above the diaphragm have been reported and only three of them had an inguinal metastasis which was recognised antemortem and reported in detail in the English medical literature. The primary tumours of these cases were malignant mesothelioma, salivary duct and breast carcinoma. In this paper, we report a case of carcinoma of the lung metastatic to an inguinal lymph node as the only evidence of progressive lung cancer.

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