Facial Nerve Palsy: An Unusual Presenting Feature of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Yildiz O. , Buyuktas D. , Ekiz E., Selcukbiricik F. , PAPİLA İ., PAPİLA Ç.

CASE REPORTS IN ONCOLOGY, vol.4, no.1, pp.35-38, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000324182
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-38
  • Keywords: Facial nerve paralysis, Facial nerve metastasis, Small cell lung cancer


Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the world and is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women; it is responsible for 1.3 million deaths annually worldwide. It can metastasize to any organ. The most common site of metastasis in the head and neck region is the brain; however, it can also metastasize to the oral cavity, gingiva, tongue, parotid gland and lymph nodes. This article reports a case of small cell lung cancer presenting with metastasis to the facial nerve.