Colon cancer involving splenic flexure

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Recent weight loss

Patient Data

Age: 60-65Y
Gender: Male

Tumoural thickening of splenic flexure of colon 

Case Discussion

Splenic flexure colon tumour in a patient with recent weight loss - (Pathology: Adenocarcinoma ).

It is worth noting that when reporting splenic flexure tumours it is important to assess and comment upon the posterior margins of the tumour. The surgeon will want to know if they need to resect the spleen and pancreatic tail. 

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rID: 20642
Published: 3rd Dec 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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