Pulmonary

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Author:
sini
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185519
Filename:
Pulmonary
Updated:
2012-11-26 22:20:02
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Common Types Primary Lung Cancer
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Common Types of Primary Lung Cancer
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  1. What are the main types of primary lung cancer and percentages? (4)
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (25-35%)
    • Adenocarcinoma (25-35%
    • Small cell carcinoma (20-25%)
    • Large cell carcinoma (5-15%)
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma
    - Location
    - Charactersitics
    • Location: central
    • Characteristics: cavitary lesions; direction extension to hilar LN
  3. Adenocarcinoma
    - Location:
    - Characteristics:
    • Location: Peripheral
    • Characteristics: wide metasteses; pleural effusions show increased hylauronidase levels
  4. Small cell carcinoma
    - Location
    - Characteristic
    • Location: Central
    • Characteristics: rapidly growing; several paraneoplastic syndromes; EARLY distant metastases
  5. Large cell carcinoma
    - Location:
    - Characteristics:
    • Location: Peripheral
    • Characteristics: LATE distant metastases: early cavitation

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