Anti-angiogenesis treatment in a patient with appendix metas
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a common pathological type of lung cancer, but appendiceal metastasis of SCLC was rare. At present, clinical studies on the maintenance therapy of SCLC have not reached a significant conclusion.

Medicine: April 2019 - Volume 98 - Issue 16 - p e15333 reported on a 52-year-old man who diagnosed as extensive stage SCLC with abdominal pain for 2 months, aggravated for 2 days. The patient was diagnosed with extensive-stage SCLC, relapsed with appendix metastasis after treatment by emergency abdominal surgery.

The patient received systemic treatments, including surgery, bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy and bevacizumab alone was continued as maintenance therapy. The patient had an overall survival would more than 23 months, and he gained another 8 months of progression-free survival after first-line radiochemotherapy.

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