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

  • 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, V. A., Nardi, I., Mesto, M., Trotta, V., & Picca, V. (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