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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 760631, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/760631
Case Report

Dual Primary Malignancy: A Rare Organ Combination

1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College-Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka 575 001, India
2Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Kasturba Medical College-Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka 575 001, India
3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College-Manipal, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka 576 104, India

Received 15 July 2014; Revised 3 September 2014; Accepted 6 September 2014; Published 7 October 2014

Academic Editor: Akif Turna

Copyright © 2014 Preetam Acharya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A 63-year-old female smoker was evaluated for lump over the right breast, fine needle aspiration cytology of which showed infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Investigations also revealed the presence of left upper lobe mass lesion, the biopsy of which suggested small cell carcinoma. The existence of two malignancies having different histopathologies at anatomically distinct sites suggests the diagnosis of dual primary malignancy involving the breast and the lung which, being a rare combination, prompted us to report the case.