Primary lung cancer presenting with gastrointestinal tract involvement: clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features in a series of 18 consecutive cases.

@article{Rossi2007PrimaryLC,
  title={Primary lung cancer presenting with gastrointestinal tract involvement: clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features in a series of 18 consecutive cases.},
  author={Giulio Rossi and Alessandro Marchioni and Elena Romagnani and Federica Bertolini and Lucia Longo and Alberto Cavazza and Fausto Barbieri},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={
          115-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lung cancer initially manifesting as gastrointestinal (GI)-tract metastasis is exceedingly rare, representing a diagnostic challenge and a late-stage disease sign. The clinicopathologic characteristics of the largest series of lung carcinomas initially presenting with GI involvement were described, focusing on differential diagnosis and therapeutic options. METHODS Eighteen consecutive cases of lung cancer (11 surgical specimens and 7 biopsies) initially diagnosed on GI histologic… CONTINUE READING
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