Synchronous squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach, the lung and the skin

Altundag K., Yalcin S., Ozkaya Ö., Guler N.

ONKOLOGIE, vol.27, no.3, pp.291-293, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000077981
  • Journal Name: ONKOLOGIE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-293
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The incidence of multiple primary cancers is reported to be 0.3 - 4.3%. Case report: A 70-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of fatigue, weight loss, epigastric pain with melena. A biopsy taken from a tumoral lesion in the gastric corpus revealed squamous cell carcinoma. A nodular lesion was also detected on the nasal columella and biopsy from this lesion also showed squamous cell carcinoma. Computed tomography performed as a part of metastatic work-up revealed a lesion in the left pulmonary lower lobe. Bronchoscopic biopsy from this lesion also demonstrated squamous cell carcinoma. Results: We report a case with synchronous squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, skin and stomach and discuss the multiple synchronous occurrence of carcinoma with the same histopathology in different sites with a review of the literature.