Spontaneous regression of a pulmonary adenocarcinoma after core needle biopsy

Authors

  • Cristiana Marques University of Porto, Centro Hospitalar São João, Department of Oncology
  • Henrique Queiroga University of Porto, Centro Hospitalar São João, Department of Pneumology
  • Margarida Marques University of Porto, Centro Hospitalar São João, Department of Radiotherapy
  • Conceição Moura University of Porto, Centro Hospitalar São João, Department of Anatomic Pathology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.025

Keywords:

Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung, Lung Neoplasms, Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous

Abstract

Spontaneous regression (SR) of cancer, especially lung cancer, is a rare biological event with a mechanism that is not currently understood. Immunological mechanisms seem to be the stronger explanation in SR of a lung cancer. We report the rare case of SR of a lung adenocarcinoma stage IA, in a 75-year-old man, which was incidentally diagnosed and histologically confirmed. Due to the patient’s comorbidities and his poor pulmonary function, stereotactic radiotherapy was scheduled. However, by the time the treatment was due to start, the tumor was no longer detectable

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Published

2017-09-30

How to Cite

Marques, C., Queiroga, H., Marques, M., & Moura, C. (2017). Spontaneous regression of a pulmonary adenocarcinoma after core needle biopsy. Autopsy and Case Reports, 7(3), 20-25. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.025

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Article / Clinical Case Report