ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Skin Metastases of Lung Cancer Accompanied By Hyperthyroidism: A Report of Two Cases
Ahmet Feridun Işık 1, İrfan Bayram2
1Departments of, Thoracic Surgery Medicine Faculty of Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van
2Departments of, Pathology, Medicine Faculty of Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van
Cutaneous metastasis from lung cancer is rare. We report two female patients, aged 30 and 55 years, respectively, in whom skin metastasis from lung cancer were accompanied by multinodular goiter. Histopathologic diagnoses were small cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, respectively. In one patient, skin lesions were the first manifestations of cancer, while in the other, cutaneous lesions appeared during the preparation period for operation. Both patients had multinodular goiter. Fine-needle aspiration revealed no evidence for malignancy in the thyroid glands. Our literature search showed no report of lung cancer with skin metastases coexisting with multinodular goiter.
Keywords : Carcinoma, small cell; goiter, nodular; hyperthyroidism; lung neoplasms/pathology; skin neoplasms/secondary
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