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

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

ONKOLOGIE, cilt.27, ss.291-293, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000077981
  • Dergi Adı: ONKOLOGIE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.291-293


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.