Solitary splenic metastasis of a carcinoid tumor of the lung eight years postoperatively

J Surg Oncol. 1998 Jan;67(1):47-8. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1096-9098(199801)67:1<47::aid-jso10>;2-s.


The case of a 49-year-old male who was found to have a solitary splenic metastasis 8 years after undergoing right upper lobectomy for Stage 1 (pT1N0M0) bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumor and was treated by splenectomy is reported. Metastasis of bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors to the spleen is very rare. However, it is important to bear in mind that there are patients with solitary splenic metastasis who have a favorable outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoid Tumor / secondary*
  • Carcinoid Tumor / surgery
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonectomy*
  • Postoperative Period
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Splenic Neoplasms / surgery