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Journal of Case Reports
Small Cell Lung Cancer Presenting as a Benign Subcutaneous Mass on the Frontotemporal Region
Melihcan Sezgic1, Yasemin Aydinli2, Savas Serel2
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 1Bagcilar Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Melihcan Sezgic
Email: mlh_s@yahoo.com
Received: 05-MAR-2019 Accepted: 29-JUL-2019 Published Online: 15-AUG-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0044
Background: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in United States and small cell lung cancer is responsible for 13% of all lung cancer cases globally. Soft tissue metastasis is rare in small cell lung cancer. Case Report: Here we describe a case of male patient admitted to hospital with a growing lesion on left frontotemporal region for one year time period. The patient was operated without any diagnostic modalities because of the lesion's typical findings like lipoma (regular borders, soft, mobile). Pathologic examination showed small cell lung cancer metastasis originated from lung. Conclusion: We discuss metastasis to face in lung cancer cases is rare and initial presentation as a mass on the face even more unusual. This case is a good example which shows patients may be admitted to plastic surgery department with atypical symptoms rather than typical symptoms of malignancies.

Keywords : Lipoma, Lung Neoplasms, Male, Sarcoma, Small Cell Lung Carcinoma.
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