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Pulmonary miliary papillary/micropapillary adenocarcinoma manifesting as carcinomatous encephalitis


 Department of Pathology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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P Vaideeswar,
Department of Pathology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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The histological pattern and the associated molecular aberrations have an important bearing in the prognosis of pulmonary adenocarcinomas. Papillary and micropapillary growth patterns with mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma kinase rearrangements have an aggressive clinical course. We report one such cancer in a 49-year-old woman, where it assumed a miliary pattern in the lungs, and the patient presented with neurological symptoms related to carcinomatous encephalitis, an infrequent metastatic manifestation.


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Online since 12th February '04
2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Official Publication of the Staff Society of the Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
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