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Published online: 2015-03-20
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Non-small lung cancer patent with mutations in EGFR gene — diagnostic case

Tomasz Pacuszko

open access

Vol 10, Supp. G (2014)
suplement
Published online: 2015-03-20

Abstract

63-years old woman was admitted to the DCChP in Wrocław to diagnose pleural effusion on the left side. During diagnostic procedures, diagnose of lung tumor was established, but no diagnostic specimens was obtained in bronchoscopic examination. Final diagnosis of adenocarcinoma with presence of EGFR mutation was determined on basis of examination of malignant cells identified in pleural effusion. Patient started treatment with erlotynib. Ability of examination of cytological materials is valuable option, which allow to benefit patients without diagnosis based on histopathological tests.

Abstract

63-years old woman was admitted to the DCChP in Wrocław to diagnose pleural effusion on the left side. During diagnostic procedures, diagnose of lung tumor was established, but no diagnostic specimens was obtained in bronchoscopic examination. Final diagnosis of adenocarcinoma with presence of EGFR mutation was determined on basis of examination of malignant cells identified in pleural effusion. Patient started treatment with erlotynib. Ability of examination of cytological materials is valuable option, which allow to benefit patients without diagnosis based on histopathological tests.

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Keywords

non-small cell lung cancer — treatment, tyrosine kinase inhibitos, erlotynib

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Title

Non-small lung cancer patent with mutations in EGFR gene — diagnostic case

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 10, Supp. G (2014)

Pages

18-19

Published online

2015-03-20

Keywords

non-small cell lung cancer — treatment
tyrosine kinase inhibitos
erlotynib

Authors

Tomasz Pacuszko

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