Pan African Medical Journal

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Peritoneal carcinomatosis, an unusual and only site of metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma

Kloub Hanane, Benhmida Salma, Bellahammou Khadija, Elghissassi Ibrahim, Boutayeb Saber, M’rabti Hind, Errihani Hassan


Isolated peritoneal metastases of lung adenocarcinoma are very rare, even exceptional, occurring most often in the context of a multi-metastatic disease. This report presents a rare clinical case of isolated peritoneal metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma. We report a 56-year-old male who was monitored for lung adenocarcinoma whose evolution has been marked by an isolated metastatic recurrence in the peritoneum objectified by an abdominal-pelvic computed tomography (CT) and confirmed by a laparoscopy with abiopsy of the peritoneal nodules. The patient had received palliative chemotherapy with gemcitabine, cisplatin and bevacizumab. The evolution was marked by a progressive deterioration of the general condition and death two months after the third treatment cycle. Peritoneal carcinomatosis from lung adenocarcinoma is a very rare event, and is often associated with a poor prognosis.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23
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