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A 37-year-old woman underwent rectal amputation for rectal cancer in November 2005 and adjuvant chemotherapy with uracil-tegafur and leucovorin for 6 months. In October 2007, thin-walled cavity lesions were found in the right S8 and left S1+2, respectively, and solid lesions were found in the left S6 and S8, respectively, on computed tomography (CT) of the chest. Therefore, video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) wedge resection was performed to make a definite diagnosis, and the pathological findings revealed a metastatic lung tumor from the rectal cancer. It is important to consider the possibility of metastatic lung tumors if the cavity lesions are enlarged, exist in multiple regions, or exist together with nodular lesions in cases where thin-walled cavity-forming lung nodules develop in patients with a history of malignancy.
- The Journal of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery
The Journal of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery 24(1), 58-61, 2010-01-15
The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery