Gluteal region muscle metastasis from squamous cell lung carcinoma
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Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Chest Diseases, Konya, Turkey
ecmettin Erbakan University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Internal Medicine, Konya, Turkey.
Celalettin Korkmaz   

Necmettin Erbakan Universitesi, Meram Tip Fakultesi Hastanesi, Gogus Hastaliklari Anabilim Dali 42080 Meram, Konya, Turkey.
Publication date: 2017-01-05
Eur J Gen Med 2017;14(1):23–25
Lung cancer is known as a disease leading to metastases to all types of organs. Although covering a large part of the body and of much blood building-up, skeletal muscles are rare metastatic areas. In autopsies, less than 1% of malignant cancers that are spread hematogenously is known to lead to metastasis. A 51-year- old male patient diagnosed with squamous cell lung cancer and known to be in regression via screening after the administration of 32-day curative radiotheraphy and 6-cycle chemotherapy, the patient was radiologically followed-up. Four months later, he was admitted to outpatient clinic with the complaint of left hip pain. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion of nodular, necrotic metastatic mass within left gluteus muscles. As a result of tru-cut biopsy performed for the solid lesion, metastasis of carcinoma was detected. As also in our case, metastatic muscle disease should be suspected in patients with muscle pain.