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Small Cell Lung Cancer
Anita Thomas, MD; Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
              • Originates from epithelial cells
              • Neuroendocrine tumor
              • 15% of all lung cancers

          IMAGING

          • Imaging Recommendations

            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              PATHOLOGY

              • Microscopic Features

                CLINICAL ISSUES

                • Presentation

                  • Demographics

                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                      • Treatment

                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                          Selected References

                          1. Mitchell MD et al: Imaging for the pretreatment staging of small cell lung cancer: a systematic review. Acad Radiol. 23(8):1047-56, 2016
                          2. Pillai RN et al: Small cell lung cancer: therapies and targets. Semin Oncol. 41(1):133-42, 2014
                          3. Vilstrup MH et al: [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose PET in thoracic malignancies. PET Clin. 9(4):391-420, v, 2014
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                          KEY FACTS

                          • Terminology

                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                              • Clinical Issues

                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Definitions

                                    • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
                                      • Originates from epithelial cells
                                      • Neuroendocrine tumor
                                      • 15% of all lung cancers

                                  IMAGING

                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                      PATHOLOGY

                                      • Microscopic Features

                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                        • Presentation

                                          • Demographics

                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                              • Treatment

                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Mitchell MD et al: Imaging for the pretreatment staging of small cell lung cancer: a systematic review. Acad Radiol. 23(8):1047-56, 2016
                                                  2. Pillai RN et al: Small cell lung cancer: therapies and targets. Semin Oncol. 41(1):133-42, 2014
                                                  3. Vilstrup MH et al: [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose PET in thoracic malignancies. PET Clin. 9(4):391-420, v, 2014