Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases of Gallbladder Cancer: A Rare Case Report

Mustafa Çalık, Saniye Göknil Çalık, Tahir Taha Bekçi, Yaşar Ünlü, Hıdır Esme
2016 Respiratory Case Reports  
A gallbladder carcinoma is extremely fatal malignant tumor. The occurrence of excavated lung metastases is rarely observed only in 4% of cases. Herein, we describe a case of cavitary pulmonary metastases of gallbladder cancer. A 69 year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for routine controls. Three years before, she underwent partial hepatectomy with enbloc resection of the gallbladder and dissection of regional lymph nodes. The patient was event-free during follow-up. At 32 months,
more » ... 32 months, thoracic CT revealed a cavitary lesion in the right lung. Metastasectomy and mediastinal lymph node dissection was performed. Patient was discharged on day 14 after surgery without any complications. To the best of our knowledge, a relatively small number of cases with metastatic lung tumors cavitation have been reported in the literature. The differential diagnosis should be made with caution in patients with a history of neoplastic disease. Early diagnosis and treatment increase survival.
doi:10.5505/respircase.2016.85520 fatcat:kyxcqb6hnbexvj7eav5q3nrchm