Morphologic variations of small cell lung cancer. A histopathologic study of pretreatment and posttreatment specimens in 104 patients.

@article{Sehested1986MorphologicVO,
  title={Morphologic variations of small cell lung cancer. A histopathologic study of pretreatment and posttreatment specimens in 104 patients.},
  author={Maxwell Sehested and Fred R Hirsch and Kell Osterlind and Jane E Olsen},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1986},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={804-7}
}
A consecutive series of 104 autopsies on patients treated in protocol for small cell carcinoma of the lung (SCCL) was studied with respect to metastatic pattern at autopsy in relation to pretreatment WHO 1981 classification, and extent and significance of non-SCCL tumor tissue at autopsy. The only significant difference in the metastatic pattern at autopsy between patients with pretreatment oat cell or intermediate subtype was metastases to the brain. Thus, the frequency of brain metastases was… CONTINUE READING

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