Non-small-cell lung cancer: unusual presentation in the gluteal muscle.
AffiliationDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UPMC Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland. Bassel.Al-Alao@BeaconHospital.ie
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationNon-small-cell lung cancer: unusual presentation in the gluteal muscle. 2011, 59 (5):382-4 Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
AbstractLung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in both men and women worldwide. It is also one of the most common forms of cancer in Ireland, accounting for about 20% of all deaths from cancer each year. Early detection of lung cancer is infrequent, and most cases are not diagnosed and treated until they are at an advanced stage. Distant metastases in lung cancer commonly involve the adrenal glands, liver, bones, and central nervous system; they are only rarely seen in the skeletal system. We report a rare case of metastasis to the gluteal muscle as the initial presentation of lung cancer.