ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Isolated solitary splenic metastasis of a pulmonary tumor: a successful surgical approach in one stage
Aydın Şanlı1, Ahmet Önen1, Volkan Karaçam 1, İlhan Öztop 2, Banu Gökçen 1, Ahu Hayretdağ 3, Ünal Açıkel1
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir
2Departments of Oncology, Medicine Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir
3Departments of Chest Disease, Medicine Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir
The splenic metastases of solitary organ cancers are extremely rare. In this paper, we present a case having an adenocarcinoma in left lung and isolated solitary splenic metastasis; which has undergone a left 3rd, 4rd, 5th ribs partial resection and left pneumonectomy, afterwards thoracic wall reconstruction with prolene mesh and splenectomy by using left phrenotomy. The case has been discussed together with the relevant literatures by bringing up isolated solitary splenic metatasis encountered in lung carsinomas and performance facilities of multiple surgeries in only one stage.
Keywords : Lung cancer; splenic metastasis; surgery
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