Upper lip metastasis of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung - An unusual site of disease: A case report

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Abstract

Background: Lip metastases are rare clinical events that are frequently mistaken for other diagnoses. For sarcomatoid lung carcinoma, a rare histologic variant of non-small cell lung cancer, the incidence and pattern of cutaneous spread is poorly understood. Case presentation: We present a case of a 79-year-old African American man with a rapidly progressive upper lip cutaneous lesion that provided the first evidence of distant metastatic spread of sarcomatoid lung carcinoma. Conclusions: This is the first reported case of lip metastasis in sarcomatoid lung carcinoma. It highlights the importance of maintaining a high level of suspicion for metastatic disease in the presence of new cutaneous findings as they may be the first evidence of advanced disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number18
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 19 2017

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Lip
Neoplasm Metastasis
Carcinoma
Lung
Skin
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
African Americans
Incidence

Keywords

  • Cutaneous
  • Lip
  • Lung cancer
  • Metastasis
  • Sarcomatoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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