Isolated splenic metastasis from non small cell lung cancer

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Aug;10(4):247-8.


Lung cancer is amongst the commonest cancers in the world. Most patients present in advanced stages precluding curative treatment. Distant metastases usually occur in the liver, brain, bones and adrenals. Isolated splenic metastases are rare and are restricted to anecdotal reports in medical literature. We report a middle-aged man who presented to us with locoregionally advanced non small cell lung cancer, progressed on neoadjuvant chemotherapy and developed isolated splenic metastasis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / secondary*
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / therapy
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Splenic Neoplasms / secondary*