W Ben Makhlouf1, Z Dahmani2, M Hamdani1, J Elghoul3, K Bel Hadj Ali1, A Khabir1*
1Pathology department, Chu Habib Bourguiba of Medenine, Tunisia
2Gastroenterology and Hepatologydepartment, Chu Habib Bourguiba of Medenine, Tunisia
3Department of pneumology, Chu Habib Bourguiba of Medenine, Tunisia
*Corresponding author: Dr. Abdelmajid Khabir, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sfax, Tunisia. Tel : +21698656812, E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: 13-09-2021
Published Date: October 28, 2021
Copyright: Khabir A, et al. © (2021). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Citation: Khabir A, et al. (2021). Caecal Metastasis: An Exceptional Manifestation Mode Revealing Small Cell Lung Carcinoma: Clinical Case and Review of the Literature. Mathews J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 6(1):15.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Almost 50% of patients present with distant metastasis at the moment of diagnosis. The most common metastasis sites are lymph nodes, liver, adrenal glands, bones, and brain. However, gastrointestinal tract (GIT) metastasis from primary lung carcinoma is a rare phenomenon and it is considered a late stage of the disease, generally detected in patients with a documented previous history of a primary lung malignancy. By contrast, the finding of a lung cancer initially manifesting with GI-tract involvement is extremely rare and it is usually reported in the literature in isolated case reports. This case study involves a 70 year-old-man, initially presenting with digestive symptoms related to caecal metastasis from primary lung carcinoma.
KEYWORDS: lung cancer, small cell carcinoma, caecal metastasis