Yonsei Med J.  2002 Aug;43(4):547-552. 10.3349/ymj.2002.43.4.547.

Endobronchial Metastasis of Uterine Cervix Cancer: A Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sekyukim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3The Institute of Chest Diseases, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Sciences, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 5Cancer Metastasis Research Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 6Department of Pathology, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Endobronchial metastasis from uterine cervix cancer defines a bronchoscopically visible nonpulmonary neoplasm metastatic to the bronchus and histologically identical to cervix cancer. Endobronchial metastasis of uterine cervix cancer is rare, therefore, it is difficult to diagnose without pulmonary symptoms or abnormal radiological findings. Moreover, endobronchial metastasis of a nonpulmonary neoplasm is difficult to differentiate from a primary pulmonary neoplasm. The incidence of endobronchial metastasis is increasing because of the regular use of fiberoptic bronchoscopy and the longer survival of cancer patients. This study describes our experience of two patients with pulmonary symptoms and abnormal radiologic findings during the follow up of uterine cervix cancer, who were diagnosed as having endobronchial metastasis from uterine cervix cancer, and includes a brief review of related articles.

Keyword

Endobronchial metastasis; uterine cervix cancer

MeSH Terms

Adult
Bronchial Neoplasms/radiotherapy/*secondary
Bronchoscopy
Case Report
Cervix Neoplasms/*pathology
Female
Human
Middle Age
Palliative Care
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