Metastatic mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung: A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Shylashree*, Divya B M , Kush Nimron

Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 424-426

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a rare form of lung malignancy that is classified into high-grade and low-grade according to its histological characteristics. High-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma (HMC) is more aggressive form of malignancy which involves lymph node and distant metastasis. Here, we report a 62-year-old female with complaints of dry cough and generalized weakness was diagnosed to have high grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of lung metastases to lymph nodes, pleura, left adrenal and skeleton. Diagnosis was confirmed by Computed Tomography (CT) which showed numerous lung nodules, biopsy revealing metastatic deposit of mucoepidermoid and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) indicating primary left lung malignancy with metastasis. Despite chemotherapy initiation, the prognosis remained poor.

Keywords: Distant metastasis, Poor prognosis, Rare.

How to cite : Shylashree, Divya B M, Nimron K, Metastatic mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung: A case report. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2021;8(3):424-426

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Article History

Received : 02-04-2021

Accepted : 29-04-2021

Available online : 13-08-2021

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