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Pleural small cell carcinoma with massive pleural effusion: A case report.

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Summary of "Pleural small cell carcinoma with massive pleural effusion: A case report."

Small cell carcinoma (SCC) occurs mostly in the lung, and small cell lung cancer accounts for 13% of newly diagnosed lung cancers. Only 2.5% of SCC occurs in extrapulmonary sites, and SCC of pleural origin is especially very uncommon.

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Name: Medicine
ISSN: 1536-5964
Pages: e18251

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