Duodenal bleeding secondary to a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung

Ami Neeman*, Georges Delpre, Aaron Sulkes

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We describe a 71-year-old man who presented with a bleeding duodenal ulcer 4 years after undergoing left pneumonectomy for primary' squamous cell carcinoma. As the ulcer did not heal and continued to bleed after operative and medical treatment, biopsy specimens were taken and showed squamous cell carcinoma, nonkeratinizing type, identical to the tumor on the left lung that had been resected 4 years previously. Radiation therapy resulted in complete cessation of bleeding. Although very uncommon, metastasis of the digestive tract should be considered in any patient with previously treated lung cancer who presents with gastrointestinal symptoms, and biopsies should be performed for all lesions found at endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-357
Number of pages2
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995


  • Carcinoma lung
  • Duodenal bleeding
  • Duodenal metastasis
  • Lung cancer
  • Squamous cell


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