Carcinoma colon - hepatic flexure

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Anaemia, abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

There is a non obstructing mass lesion in the hepatic flexure of the colon with adjacent pericolic lymph nodes and a large lymph node is seen anterior to the superior mesenteric vein. No distinct cleavage plane is seen between the lymph node and the SMV.

Case Discussion

CT is an excellent modality for evaluating colonic masses and asess associated lymph node status and liver metastases. This patient  had a colonoscopy which revealed a mass and the biospy revealed adenocarcinoma colon.

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Case Information

rID: 19461
Case created: 12th Sep 2012
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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