Journal of Coloproctology (Rio de Janeiro)
Print version ISSN 2237-9363
ROSA, Nisalda; MARTINS, Sandra and LAMELAS, Javier. Isolated splenic metastasis of colon cancer: a case report and literature review. J. Coloproctol. (Rio J.) [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.1, pp.88-93. ISSN 2237-9363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2237-93632012000100014.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of death in the elderly and about 20% of these patients present metastasis at diagnosis, most often in the liver. Other common metastatic sites include: lung, bone and brain. Isolated splenic metastases are rare, and they are usually a sign of widespread disease. The authors report a case of the rare occurrence of synchronous isolated splenic metastasis, diagnosed by computed tomography in the preoperative staging of a patient with CRC.
Keywords : colorectal cancer; metastatic disease; splenic metastasis.