A Rare Case of Colon Cancer Penetrated to the Spleen

Homeyra Ommati, Mitra Ahadi, Hasan Vosoghinia, Elham Mokhtari Amirmajdi, Nema Mohammadian Roshan, Mohammadreza Farzanehfar


There is still been no report of splenic involvement in the wake of colon cancer. In this case, air was seen in the spleen and liver following the penetration of colon cancer to the continuous spleen. Colon cancers always do not present with clear and common symptoms. Some times with a non-specific and uncommon symptoms and signs present that would be amazed physicians and researchers. It is very rare that we present, a middle aged man who presented with abdominal pain and rectal bleeding and in our investigation was seen air in spleen and liver in CT scan study. After surgery we found that air in spleen and liver is due to infiltration and invasion of splenic flexure colon cancer to spleen. Has had no cases of invasive colon cancer that causes the air in the spleen and liver have been reported.


Colon Cancer, Spleen, Invasion

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