Acrometastasis from squamous cell lung cancer

Chih-Cheng Lai; Che-Kim Tan; Jin-Yuan Shih
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p249
Academic Journal
The article discusses a case of acrometastasis from squamous cell lung cancer in a patient who was a heavy smoker and had a dry cough. He had experienced an unintentional 4 kilogram-weight loss in the two months before presentation. The results of a radiograph, a bone scan, and a chest radiograph are discussed. The metastatic squamous cell carcinoma was revealed by an excisional biopsy of the phalangeal lesion. The patient died 11 months after diagnosis and receiving palliative chemotherapy.


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