A Case Report on Small Cell Carcinoma with Bilateral Vocal Cord Palsy and Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Keywords:Small cell carcinoma, paraneoplastic syndrome, vocal cord palsy, superior vena cava syndrome
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), previously known as oat cell carcinoma, is considered distinct from other lung cancers, which are called non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) because of their clinical and biologic characteristics. Small cell lung cancer is a neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits aggressive behavior, rapid growth, early spread to distant sites, excuisite sensitivity to chemotherapy and frequent association with distinct paraneoplastic syndromes, including syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH), ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) production and many others. Approximately 98% of patients with small cell lung cancer have a smoking history. Here, we report a case of small cell lung cancer in a 70-year-old male presenting to us with bilateral vocal cord palsy and superior vena cava syndrome.
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.19(4) 2020 p.769-771
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