Letter to the Editor

Lung Cancer Metastasis Mimicking Gluteal Abscess

Authors: Ibrahim Tek, MD, Ozlem Turhan Iyidir, MD, Gungor Utkan, MD, Koray Ceyhan, MD, Abdullah Buyukcelik, MD, Bulent Yalcin, MD, Ahmet Demirkazik, MD


To the Editor:

Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in both men and women worldwide. The most common metastatic sites encountered in patients with nonsmall cell carcinoma are the pleura, central nervous system, liver, adrenal glands, and skeletal system.1 It is unusual for it to present in the form of musculoskeletal abscess.

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1. Schuchert MJ, Luketich JD. Solitary sites of metastatic disease in non-small cell lung cancer. Curr Treat Options Oncol 2003;4:65–79.
2. Srikanth B, Sankar NS, Kong KC, et al. Lessons to be learned: a case study approach: metastatic bronchogenic carcinoma presenting as a gluteal abscess. J R Soc Health 1999;119:264–267.