Pulmonary enteric adenocarcinoma (PEAC) is a rare subtype of lung cancer that should be differentiated from colorectal cancer metastasis. Little is known about its genetic background. An 84-year-old male with adenocarcinoma of the lung underwent left upper lobectomy. The histology of the surgical specimen was suggestive of PEAC. Gastrointestinal and colorectal fiberscopy revealed no evidence of colorectal cancer. Next-generation sequencing of the tumor identified a G469V substitution in serine/threonine-protein kinase B-raf (BRAF). Based on the higher prevalence of the G469 substitution in BRAF-mutant lung adenocarcinoma than in BRAFmutant colorectal cancer, the tumor likely originated from the lung. Identification of mutational genotype may be of some help in distinguishing PEAC from the lung metastasis of colorectal cancer.
- next-generation sequencing
- non-small cell lung cancer
- non-V600E BRAF mutation
- pulmonary adenocarcinoma with enteric differentiation
- somatic mutations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)