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Case Report

Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma in a 20-Year-Old Patient

Division of Hematology and Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
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Received: 5 November 2009 / Revised: 3 December 2009 / Accepted: 8 January 2010 / Published: 1 February 2010
Lung cancer is rare disease in patients under 25 years of age. It typically occurs in older patients with a history of tobacco use. This case concerns a 20-year-old man with no history of tobacco use who complained of several months of cough and lower back pain and an 11.3-kg weight loss. He was treated for pneumonia after a chest radiograph showed total opacification of the right lung. Computed tomography imaging subsequently revealed a superior right hilar mass and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Further imaging studies showed diffuse metastatic disease. Mediastinal biopsy showed poorly differentiated epithelioid tumour with desmoplastic stromal reaction, neutrophil infiltration, and squamous differentiation. Tissue immunostaining confirmed a non-small-cell lung cancer. Unfortunately, despite aggressive therapy, the patient’s disease progressed, and he died within 9 months. In this paper, we hope to illustrate the unique challenges in diagnosing and treating young patients with metastatic lung cancer.
Keywords: metastatic lung cancer; non-small-cell lung cancer; young patients metastatic lung cancer; non-small-cell lung cancer; young patients
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Khan, O.; Tong, W.P.; Karlin, N.J. Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma in a 20-Year-Old Patient. Curr. Oncol. 2010, 17, 56-58.

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Khan O, Tong WP, Karlin NJ. Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma in a 20-Year-Old Patient. Current Oncology. 2010; 17(1):56-58.

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Khan, O., W. P. Tong, and Nina J. Karlin 2010. "Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma in a 20-Year-Old Patient" Current Oncology 17, no. 1: 56-58.

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