Gingival metastasis of large-cell lung cancer that produced G-CSF

K. Miyatake, H. Ueoka, M. Tabata, T. Shibayama, K. Gemba, J. Hiyama, T. Ohnoshi, M. Harada, K. Nishii, Y. Moritani

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A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital for further examination of a gingival mass. Chest radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging disclosed a bulky mass originating in the upper portion of the left lung, in contact with a chronic empyema lesion that first occurred after resection for pulmonary tuberculosis. Examination of a specimen obtained by percutaneous needle biopsy of the mass led to the diagnosis of large-cell carcinoma. Laboratory findings on admission showed marked leukocytosis (48,100/μl) without evidence of severe a bacterial infection. The level of G-CSF in serum was abnormally high (246 pg/ml, normal value: <30 pg/ml). Chemotherapy with vindesine, ifosfamide, and cisplatin resulted in shrinkage of the gingival mass, and a decrease in the G-CSF level to 66 pg/ml. Immunohistochemical staining with an anti-G-CSF monoclonal antibody to the primary lung tumor and the gingival mass obtained at autopsy was positive for cytoplasmic G-CSF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1283-1287
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1995


  • G-CSF producing tumor
  • Gingival metastasis
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Large cell carcinoma of the lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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