Management of isolated splenic metastases from carcinoma of the lung: a case report and review of the literature

Am Surg. 1992 Nov;58(11):683-5.


Splenic metastases from bronchogenic carcinoma are considered very rare. In most cases, these represent diffuse disease and widespread hematologic dissemination. Reports of isolated splenic metastases are exceedingly rare and essentially unknown in the thoracic literature. A case report of isolated splenic metastases is detailed and a review of the literature provided.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Neoplasms / complications
  • Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / complications*
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes / complications
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Splenic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Splenic Neoplasms / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed