Public Health and Primary CareCASE REPORT

Primary Lung Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Presenting as a Cavitary Pancoast Tumor in a 32-Year-Old Man

Michael Corvini, MD; Alysha Koorji, AG-ACNP; Erica Sgroe, AG-ACNP; and Uyen Nguyen, OMS IV
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Received: June 28, 2017

Accepted: July 27, 2017

Published: May 14, 2018

J Osteopath Med; 118(6): 416-419

Signet ring cell carcinoma, a subtype of adenocarcinoma, is a rare cause of primary lung cancer. The authors report a case of primary lung signet ring cell carcinoma presenting as a cavitary Pancoast tumor in a 32-year-old male smoker. Beyond the rarity of primary lung signet ring cell carcinoma itself, the youth of the patient, his smoking status, the presence of cavitation, and the location of the tumor in the superior sulcus make it especially atypical.

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