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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2010, Article ID 616130, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/616130
Case Report

A Patient with Four-Year Survival after Nonsmall Cell Lung Carcinoma with a Solitary Metachronous Small Bowel Metastasis

1Department of Pulmonology, Amphia Hospital, Molengracht 21, 4300 RK Breda, The Netherlands
2Department of Pathology (Pathan), Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam, Kleiweg 500, 3045 PM Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Received 7 September 2009; Revised 5 January 2010; Accepted 6 January 2010

Academic Editor: Hiromitsu Takeyama

Copyright © 2010 Klaas M. Kant 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

Solitary small bowel metastasis secondary to lung cancer is very uncommon. In this report, we present a patient with NSCLC and a metachronous solitary metastasis of the jejunum. She is alive without evidence of disease and doing well four years after palliative surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report describing a prolonged survival in a patient with a symptomatic solitary small bowel metastasis treated with palliative surgery, chemo- and radiotherapy instead of complete surgical resection.