EJMCR. 2020; 4(5): 177-179

An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma

Authors: Manjari Rani Regmi, Ruby Maini, Priyanka Parajuli, Odalys Estefania Lara Garcia, Nitin Tandan, Taylor Stone, Saad Ullah, Mingchen Song.

ABSTRACT

Background: Sarcomatoid carcinoma (SC) is a rare, aggressive, and heterogeneous subtype of non-small cell lung cancers. Once the cancer is diagnosed, surgical resection followed by chemotherapy or radiation is the general line of treatment based on the staging. Case Presentation: We report a case of a young female who presented with 1-week history of shortness of breath and found to have a mass in the lung. She was diagnosed with SC, but resection was not possible because of the cancer size. The patientís clinical status deteriorated as the mass increased in size so rapidly that she died within 18 days of the first evaluation. Conclusion: Unlike other lung cancers, SC can show aggressive deterioration within a matter of days. When suspected, early evaluation and diagnosis are warranted for the timely treatment of SC.

Keywords:
Lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, sarcomatoid carcinoma


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An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma


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Manjari Rani Regmi
Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Ruby Maini
Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Priyanka Parajuli
Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Odalys Estefania Lara Garcia
Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Nitin Tandan
Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Taylor Stone
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Saad Ullah
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Mingchen Song
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
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Correspondence to:
. Manjari Rani Regmi, Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.; manjariregmi08.mr@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 18 Apr 2020
Accepted 06 May 2020
Published online 12 Jun 2020
Published in print 16 Jun 2020

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Regmi MR, Maini R, Parajuli P, Garcia OEL, Tandan N, Stone T, Ullah S, Song M. An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma. EJMCR. 2020; 4(5): 177-179. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi MR, Maini R, Parajuli P, Garcia OEL, Tandan N, Stone T, Ullah S, Song M. An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=100122 [Access: July 11, 2020]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi MR, Maini R, Parajuli P, Garcia OEL, Tandan N, Stone T, Ullah S, Song M. An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma. EJMCR. 2020; 4(5): 177-179. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi MR, Maini R, Parajuli P, Garcia OEL, Tandan N, Stone T, Ullah S, Song M. An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma. EJMCR. (2020), [cited July 11, 2020]; 4(5): 177-179. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi, M. R., Maini, . R., Parajuli, . P., Garcia, . O. E. L., Tandan, . N., Stone, . T., Ullah, . S. & Song, . M. (2020) An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma. EJMCR, 4 (5), 177-179. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi, Manjari Rani, Ruby Maini, Priyanka Parajuli, Odalys Estefania Lara Garcia, Nitin Tandan, Taylor Stone, Saad Ullah, and Mingchen Song. 2020. An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (5), 177-179. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi, Manjari Rani, Ruby Maini, Priyanka Parajuli, Odalys Estefania Lara Garcia, Nitin Tandan, Taylor Stone, Saad Ullah, and Mingchen Song. "An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 177-179. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi, Manjari Rani, Ruby Maini, Priyanka Parajuli, Odalys Estefania Lara Garcia, Nitin Tandan, Taylor Stone, Saad Ullah, and Mingchen Song. "An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.5 (2020), 177-179. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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Regmi, M. R., Maini, . R., Parajuli, . P., Garcia, . O. E. L., Tandan, . N., Stone, . T., Ullah, . S. & Song, . M. (2020) An aggressive progression of a lung mass: a rare case of sarcomatoid carcinoma. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (5), 177-179. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1587181663


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