Adrenalectomy for isolated adrenal metastasis after Gamma Knife Surgery for an intracerebral metastasis of non-small-cell lung carcinoma

D. J P Van Uden, E. F. Ullmann, M. M P J Reijnen

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Abstract

Only a limited group of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is eligible for treatment with a curative intent. Adrenalectomy for a solitary adrenal metastasis of NSCLC may be curative when combined with resection of the primary tumor. It is unclear whether resection of an isolated adrenal metastasis is justified in patients with a second metastasis. We report a case of successful adrenalectomy with adjuvant chemotherapy in a patient who was previously treated with a right lower lobe resection and subsequent Gamma Knife treatment of an intracranial metastasis. At 20-month follow-up, patient was in a good clinical condition without signs of recurrent disease. In selected cases, adrenalectomy with adjuvant chemotherapy for an adrenal metastasis of NSCLC may be performed successfully, with good short-term results, even after earlier treatment of a cerebral metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adrenalectomy
  • chemotherapy
  • metastasis
  • non-small-cell lung carcinoma
  • surgery

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