Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 142--145

A case of spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome in extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer: A rare oncologic emergency


Aydan Mutis Alan1, Ozkan Alan2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Tekirdag State Hospital, Tekirdag, Turkey
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Tekirdag State Hospital, Tekirdag, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aydan Mutis Alan
Tekirdag State Hospital, Yuzuncu Yil Mahallesi, Tunca Cad, Postal Code: 59101, Suleymanpasa, Tekirdag
Turkey

Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncologic emergency. It generally occurs after chemotherapy but sometimes develops spontaneously in hematologic malignancy, such as leukemia. TLS is a rare phenomenon in patients with solid tumors, particularly when it develops spontaneously. Here, we present a case of spontaneous TLS (STLS) in a patient with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). We report a case of STLS in a 59-year-old male patient who presented with dyspnea and oliguria. Clinicians should suspect TLS in patients with malignancy, who demonstrate the classic electrolyte abnormalities of TLS even if not receiving treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Alan AM, Alan O. A case of spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome in extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer: A rare oncologic emergency.Turk J Emerg Med 2020;20:142-145


How to cite this URL:
Alan AM, Alan O. A case of spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome in extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer: A rare oncologic emergency. Turk J Emerg Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];20:142-145
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