Case Report  |   June 2018
Primary Lung Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Presenting as a Cavitary Pancoast Tumor in a 32-Year-Old Man
Author Notes
  • From St John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York (Dr Corvini, Ms Koorji, and Ms Sgroe), and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania (Student Doctor Nguyen). 
  • Financial Disclosures: None reported. 
  • Support: None reported. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Michael Corvini, MD, 150 Coxe Ave, Unit 309, Asheville, NC 28801-4073. Email: corvini.michael@gmail.com
     
Article Information
Pulmonary Disorders
Case Report   |   June 2018
Primary Lung Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Presenting as a Cavitary Pancoast Tumor in a 32-Year-Old Man
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 2018, Vol. 118, 416-419. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.086
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 2018, Vol. 118, 416-419. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.086
Abstract

Signet ring cell carcinoma, a subtype of adenocarcinoma, is a rare cause of primary lung cancer. The authors report a case of primary lung signet ring cell carcinoma presenting as a cavitary Pancoast tumor in a 32-year-old male smoker. Beyond the rarity of primary lung signet ring cell carcinoma itself, the youth of the patient, his smoking status, the presence of cavitation, and the location of the tumor in the superior sulcus make it especially atypical.

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