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Published: January 2011

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Facial Nerve Palsy: An Unusual Presenting Feature of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Yildiz O.a · Buyuktas D.a · Ekiz E.c · Selcukbiricik F.a · Papila I.b · Papila C.a

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aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, and bDepartment of Head and Neck Surgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, and cDepartment of Internal Medicine, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Ozcan Yildiz, MD

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical OncologyCerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul UniversityTR–34098 Istanbul (Turkey)

Tel. +90 212 414 3000, E-Mail ozcanyildiz71@gmail.com

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Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the world and is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women; it is responsible for 1.3 million deaths annually worldwide. It can metastasize to any organ. The most common site of metastasis in the head and neck region is the brain; however, it can also metastasize to the oral cavity, gingiva, tongue, parotid gland and lymph nodes. This article reports a case of small cell lung cancer presenting with metastasis to the facial nerve.

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Abstract of Published: January 2011

Published online: January 25, 2011
Issue release date: January – April

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

eISSN: 1662-6575 (Online)

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