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Lung Metastases Presenting as Multiple Bleeding Ulcers in the Small Bowel: A Case Report

Weining Wang, Shing Lih Wong, Wei Keat Wan, Melissa Ching Ching Teo

Abstract


Introduction: Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and approximately half of the patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage.  Gastrointestinal metastases from lung cancer are very rare.

Case Report: Here, we present a case of a 73-year-old gentleman with gastrointestinal metastases from lung cancer, presenting as acute gastrointestinal bleeding from multiple bleeding ulcers in the small bowel.

Conclusion: Early detection of gastrointestinal metastases will help with determining clinical management. Whilst likely palliative in nature, treatment may incorporate surgical resection which if to be undertaken, should be performed early for prompt palliation of symptoms and improvement of quality of remaining life.


Keywords


bleeding ulcer; gastrointestinal metastases; lung cancer; malaena; small bowel

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