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De novo cystic brain lesions mimicking neurocysticercosis in ALK-positive lung cancer

Kim, Su-Hyun et al.

Lung cancer -- Elsevier Science Pub. Co. -- Volume: 110 (pages 53-55) -- 2017

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  • Title:
    De novo cystic brain lesions mimicking neurocysticercosis in ALK-positive lung cancer
  • Author: Kim, Su-Hyun;
    Hyun, Jae-Won;
    Kim, Ho Jin;
    Gwak, Ho-Shin;
    Lee, Sang Hyun;
    Hong, Eun-Kyung;
    Lee, Youngjoo
  • Found In: Lung cancer. Volume 110:(2017):no.; 201708; 53-55
  • Journal Title: Lung cancer
  • Subjects: Lungs Cancer; Lung Neoplasms; Lung Neoplasms; Poumons Cancer; Lungs Cancer; LCSH: Lungs Cancer; Dewey: 616.99424
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Elsevier Science Pub. Co.
  • Abstract: Highlights•Cystic brain metastases in ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer.•First reported case of cystic brain metastases prior to crizotinib treatment.•Cystic brain metastases might be one of unique innate characteristics of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer.AbstractCystic brain metastases (CBM) have been recently reported in a minority of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). All previously reported ALK-positive CBM developed during crizotinib treatment and were often asymptomatic and indolent, even without CNS-directed therapy. Thus, crizotinib was suggested as an etiologic agent for the development of CBM. Here, we report a case ofde novoCBM in a patient with ALK-positive NSCLC prior to crizotinib treatment; the ALK-positive NSCLC had initially been misdiagnosed as neurocysticercosis because of the atypical radiological presentation of brain metastases.
  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 0169-5002
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100046055509.0x000001

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