Acute small bowel obstruction: A rare initial presentation for the metastasis of the large-cell carcinoma of the lung

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We present one case with symptom of paroxysmal abdominal pain for over 20 days. Abdominal computerized tomography (CT) scan revealed intestinal obstruction and a mass of 6.0 cm × 6.0 cm in size located at the left adrenal. Chest CT scan showed a lobulated mass of 2.7 cm × 2.7 cm in size at the upper left lung. Core needle biopsy of the lung mass confirmed the diagnosis of large cell carcinoma. The patient underwent an emergency abdominal laparotomy and received a chemotherapy regimen that consisted of pemetrexed and cisplatin postoperatively. In addition, we made a review of the literature of the occurrence, diagnosis and outcome of this manifestation. © 2012 Song et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Song, Y., Li, M., Shan, J., Ye, X., Tang, S., Fang, X., … Yuan, Y. (2012). Acute small bowel obstruction: A rare initial presentation for the metastasis of the large-cell carcinoma of the lung. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-10-26

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