顔面腫脹を初発症状とした肺小細胞癌の1例 [in Japanese] A case of small cell carcinoma of the lung associated with swelling of the facial region as the initial symptom [in Japanese]
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We describe a case of small cell carcinoma of the lung with superior vena cava syndrome as the initial sign. The patient was a 62-year-old man who was referred to our department for swelling of the facial region and dull pain of the masseter muscles. The cause of these symptoms was not odontogenic infection or temporomandibular disorders. Chest radiography revealed a large mass in the mediastinum. The mass was diagnosed as small cell carcinoma of the lung on CT scanning and cytological examination. At the completion of combined radiochemotherapy, carcinoma of the lung showed a complete response, and swelling of the facial region and dull pain of the masseter muscles disappeared. As of 30 months after radiochemotherapy, there has been no evidence of recurrence or metastasis.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 52(11), 611-613, 2006-11-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons