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Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15813162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the recent literature on extrapulmonary small cell carcinomas. Until now, only four cases have been published in the English literature, two of those in the Southern Medical Journal. Sharing the information on diagnosis and treatment of these cases is important for better understanding and treatment of these patients. The differential diagnosis of pleural masses and the relation to asbestos exposure is briefly discussed. In addition, the available literature on other extrapulmonary localizations of small cell carcinoma is reviewed. The focus is on the available larger series of patients. Small cell carcinoma of the skin is included. This form of small cell carcinoma is often excluded from the larger review series, but can be an important alternative in the diagnostic process of patient evaluation.
Henricus F M van der Heijden; Yvonne F Heijdra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-07     Completed Date:  2005-04-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Carcinoma, Merkel Cell* / drug therapy,  mortality,  pathology
Carcinoma, Small Cell* / mortality,  pathology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease-Free Survival
Pleural Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  etiology
Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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