An extremely rare case of adrenocortical cancer with cannon ball pulmonary metastasis

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1076

Authors

  • Vito Antonio Falcone | va.falcone13@gmail.com Department of Intensive Respiratory Care Unit, San Paolo Hospital of Bari, Italy.
  • Ilaria Nardi Department of Intensive Respiratory Care Unit, San Paolo Hospital of Bari, Italy.
  • Maria Mesto Department of Intensive Respiratory Care Unit, San Paolo Hospital of Bari, Italy.
  • Vanessa Trotta Department of Intensive Respiratory Care Unit, San Paolo Hospital of Bari, Italy.
  • Vito Picca Department of Intensive Respiratory Care Unit, San Paolo Hospital of Bari, Italy.

Abstract

Multiple pulmonary nodules on chest X-ray, known commonly as cannon ball secondaries, are the classical presentation of hematogenous dissemination of a malignant tumor to the lungs. This almost always indicates an advanced stage of the disease with a very grim outlook in terms of cure or survival. In this case report, we present a patient with very extensive cannon ball lung metastases due to adrenocortical carcinoma with a more favorable prognosis. This is the first case described in the literature of cannonball lung metastases from adrenocortical tumor in a man.

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Published
2019-10-18
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Cannon ball metastases, lung metastasis, malignancy, adrenocortical carcinoma
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How to Cite
Falcone, Vito Antonio, Ilaria Nardi, Maria Mesto, Vanessa Trotta, and Vito Picca. 2019. “An Extremely Rare Case of Adrenocortical Cancer With Cannon Ball Pulmonary Metastasis”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1076.