ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A CASE REPORT OF THE BILATERAL SYNCHRONOUS PRIMARY LUNG CANCER
Alpay SARPER, Abid DEMİRCAN, *Necdet ÖZ, **Gülay ÖZBİLİM, ***Erol IŞIN
Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, Antalya

* Antalya SSK Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Antalya

** Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Antalya

*** Antalya Göğüs Cerrahisi Merkezi, Antalya

Multiple primary bronchogenic carcinomas are rare. We report a case of bilateral synchronous lung cancer. At the diagnoses, there was no distant metastases and mediastinal involvement. Both tumors were performed radical resection. Histologically, right and left sided tumors were squamous cell carcinoma and their stages were Ia and Ib, respectively. The patient had neither recurrence nor metastasis two years after the operation. The presented case emphasizes that because survival for patients with synchronous lung cancer is significantly better than those of metastatic tumors, distinction of metastases from primary tumor is critical.
Keywords : Lung cancer, primary, bilateral
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