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Revista do Hospital das Clínicas

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CARVALHO, Heloisa de Andrade; TSAI, Paulo W. C.  and  TAKAGAKI, Teresa Yae. Thumb metastasis from small cell lung cancer treated with radiation. Rev. Hosp. Clin. [online]. 2002, vol.57, n.6, pp.283-286. ISSN 1678-9903.

A rare case of thumb metastasis from small cell lung cancer is presented. The patient underwent local radiotherapy with complete palliation of symptoms. She died 4 months later with disseminated disease. Considerations about incidence, treatment, and physiopathology of this kind of dissemination are made. Conservative treatment of finger metastasis with radiation may be considered due to the poor outcome of these patients.

Keywords : Lung cancer; Metastasis; Radiotherapy; Superior vena cava syndrome; Hand.

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