Adenocarcinoma of the Cecum with Rare Splenic Metastasis
Isolated splenic metasisis is a rare finding in colorectal carcinoma. We report a case of metastatic cecal adenocarcinoma to the spleen. In spring 2011, a 53-yearold woman underwent en bloc right hemicolectomy with partial omentectomy. The tumor was Stage III pT3 pN2a M0. She received four months of modified FOLFOX6 chemotherapy and one month of capecitabine. In spring 2012, a PET/CT revealed a low attenuation focus in the spleen consistent with metastatic adenocarcinoma, so she underwent splenectomy. Additional imaging has revealed no disease recurrence. There are only a small number of case reports for isolated splenic metastasis; thus, no standardized treatment course has been developed.
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Lucke-Wold, B; Bonasso, P C.; Turner, R; and Cassim, R, "Adenocarcinoma of the Cecum with Rare Splenic Metastasis" (2017). Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 562.