Primary lung large cell carcinoma metastatic to the vulva: A case report and review of the literature

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  • Background. Metastatic cancer to the vulva is a rare diagnosis and is estimated to account for 5-8% of all vulvar cancers. Case. A 57-year-old postmenopausal woman was referred for the evaluation of a new vulvar mass. CT scan of the pelvis demonstrated a 4 × 6 cm lobular mass of the left labia. An outpatient excisional biopsy revealed a poorly differentiated large cell carcinoma with prominent necrosis and focal perineural invasion consistent with a bronchogenic carcinoma. A subsequent PET scan of the chest revealed a large primary lung carcinoma confirmed by CT-guided biopsy that was identical to the vulvar tumor. Conclusion. This case represents the only literature described primary lung carcinoma presenting as a vulvar metastasis. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Rocconi RP; Leath CA; Johnson WM; Barnes MN; Conner MG
  • Start Page

  • 829
  • End Page

  • 831
  • Volume

  • 94
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  • 3