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J Med Case Rep. 2013 Apr 8;7:98. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-7-98.

Non small-cell lung cancer with metastasis to thigh muscle and mandible: two case reports.

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Radiation Therapy Department, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy.



Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Europe and the US. Isolated metastases to skeletal muscle and the mandible are very uncommon.


This report presents two cases. Case 1 concerns a 45-year-old Caucasian woman affected by muscle metastasis of the right thigh from non-small-cell lung cancer. Case 2 concerns a 61-year-old Caucasian man affected by mandible metastasis from non-small-cell lung cancer. Both metastases were detected by diagnostic imaging studies. Both patients were treated with radiation therapy with palliative and antalgic intent.


Radiation therapy was effective and well tolerated in both cases. Both our patients are alive, with follow-up of 18 months and five months, respectively.

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