August 1977

Operable Lung Cancer Associated With Fever, Anemia, and Hepatomegaly

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr Sadoff) and Surgery (Dr Aronstam), Southern California Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Los Angeles.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(8):1086-1087. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630200088024

A 46-year-old man, acutely ill with fever, anemia, and hepatomegaly, was found to have an epidermoid carcinoma by percutaneous needle biopsy of a left apical lung mass. Following resection of the necrotic tumor, fever, anemia, and hepatomegaly disappeared. The patient is alive with no evidence of cancer 30 months later.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1086-1087, 1977)