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A Rare Case of Isolated Jejunal Metastasis Arising from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Report and Literature Review

Aswini Misro, Sophie Mayhew, Jignesh Jatania, Henry James, Vickram Joypaul

Abstract


Introduction: Carcinoma of the lung is a common and highly aggressive malignancy, with dissemination at presentation in approximately half of all cases.

Presentation of the case: Herein, we report a rare case of a single jejunal metastasis arising from a primary non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), who presented with a history of abdominal discomfort and bleeding per rectum with associated anorexia and unintentional weight loss, one year after a successful lobectomy.

Conclusion: Isolated jejunal metastasis in the absence of widespread dissemination is certainly a rare presentation and as a result, there should always be an index of suspicion regarding possible small bowel metastasis in those lung cancer patients presenting with bowel related symptoms.



Keywords


Lung; cancer; small bowel; metastasis; non small cell

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