1994 Volume 33 Issue 3 Pages 167-171
A 53-year-old male with von Recklinghausen's disease, diagnosed to have metastatic large cell carcinoma in the left supraclavicular lymph node, was admitted for radiotherapy. No other primary lesions were found. Emphysematous bullae in both upper lung fields were seen on chest roentgenograph, and the leucocyte count and G-CSF level were extremely elevated. Later, when metastases appeared, systemic chemotherapy was supplemented, but in vain. An autopsy showed large cell carcinoma of the lung derived from the wall of emphysematous bullae in left lung along with multiple metastases. The presence of von Recklinghausen's disease, emphysematous bullae and lung cancer together are noteworthy.
(Internal Medicine 33:167-171, 1994)