Systemic lupus erythematosus associated with primary large cell carcinoma of the lung

Citation
H. Irie et al., Systemic lupus erythematosus associated with primary large cell carcinoma of the lung, MED ONCOL, 15(4), 1998, pp. 289-291
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology
Journal title
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
ISSN journal
1357-0560 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
4
Year of publication
1998
Pages
289 - 291
Database
ISI
SICI code
1357-0560(199812)15:4<289:SLEAWP>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
The association between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and malignancy h as been controversial in the literature. We report a case of lung cancer in a 50-year-old woman with a 4-year history of SLE. She underwent surgery at a pathological stage of T2N2MO, but she eventually died of rapid recurrenc e of the cancer in the abdomen resulting in massive haemorrhage from the in ferior vena cava (IVC), Immunological disorders related to SLE are thought to contribute to rapid progression of the malignancy.