Remission of newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia after lung cancer resection

Tatsuaki Watanabe, Yuji Matsumura, Muneo Minowa, Hirotoshi Suzuki, Hirotsugu Notsuda, Yasuka Hara, Satoru Kimura, Yoshinori Okada, Takashi Kondo

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Secondary immune thrombocytopenia is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome of lung cancer. We report a case of pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma with newly diagnosed secondary immune thrombocytopenia. On referral, the patient's complete blood cell count was normal; however, it showed marked thrombocytopenia after 1 month. Blood biochemistry and bone marrow puncture showed normal findings. We speculated that he had immune thrombocytopenia associated with the lung cancer and planned lung resection. Sleeve middle and lower lobectomy was successfully performed with preoperative intravenous immunoglobulin and intraoperative platelet transfusion. His platelet count was restored and maintained a normal level at 8 months after the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e105-e107
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 04-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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