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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. francesca_giugliano@hotmail.com.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

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.

CASE PRESENTATION:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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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