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.
Publication date: 2017-01-05
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Celalettin Korkmaz   

Necmettin Erbakan Universitesi, Meram Tip Fakultesi Hastanesi, Gogus Hastaliklari Anabilim Dali 42080 Meram, Konya, Turkey.
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.
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