Original article | Volume 24, Article 290, 29 Jul 2016 | 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.290.10205

Lung cancer revealed by multiple metastases of the scalp

Mohamed Fetohi, Tarik Namad

Corresponding author: Mohamed Fetohi, Medical Oncology Department, Military Hospital Moulay Ismaïl, Meknès, Morocco

Received: 30 Jun 2016 - Accepted: 07 Jul 2016 - Published: 29 Jul 2016

Domain: Clinical medicine

Keywords: Multiples skin metastases, scalp, lung cancer

©Mohamed Fetohi et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Mohamed Fetohi et al. Lung cancer revealed by multiple metastases of the scalp. Pan African Medical Journal. 2016;24:290. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.290.10205]

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Lung cancer revealed by multiple metastases of the scalp

Lung cancer revealed by multiple metastases of the scalp

Mohamed Fetohi1,&, Tarik Namad1

 

1Medical Oncology Department, Military Hospital Moulay Ismaïl, Meknès, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Mohamed Fetohi, Medical Oncology Department, Military Hospital Moulay Ismaïl, Meknès, Morocco

 

 

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Skin metastases of lung cancer are rare. They are symptoms of progressive disease and usually a sign of a poor prognosis. We report a case of 69-years-old man with no significant medical history, never smoker, which consulted a dermatologist for scalp nodules that appeared for more than 16 months in the scalp and gradually and slowly increased in size which the largest measure at admission between 1.5 cm and 4.0 cm. A biopsy was performed by the dermatologist and showed a scapular location of a squamous cell carcinoma. A brain CT objectified lesion of the vault of the skull next to a scalp injury and thoraco-abdominal pelvic CT showed a 3cm lesion in the lower lobe of the left lung with hilar lymphadenopathy ipsilateral. Bone scintigraphy showed secondary lesions in the thoracic spine (D6, D7) and lumbar spine (L2, L3) clinically asymptomatic. The patient is currently in 1st line chemotherapy (carboplatin-gemcitabine + Bisphosphonates) with a bad tolerance and poor response after the third cycle.

 

 

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Lung cancer revealed by multiple metastases of the scalp

Original article

Lung cancer revealed by multiple metastases of the scalp

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Lung cancer revealed by multiple metastases of the scalp

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