A case of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma metastasized to the small intestine causing intussusception

Nobuki Yazaki, Takeshi Naitoh, Koh Miura, Hitoshi Ogawa, Makoto Kinouchi, Naoki Tanaka, Shinobu Ohnuma, Akihiro Yamamura, Chikashi Shibata, Iwao Sasaki

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Abstract

We report a rare case of metastatic anaplastic thyroid carcinoma to the small intestine causing intussusception. A 41-year-old man admitted to our hospital complaining abdominal pain and general fatigue. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography represented target signs in the abdominal cavity, which was diagnosed as intussusception of the small bowel. We conducted an emergency laparo-scopic operation. Repositioning the intussusception, necessitating partial small bowel resection was performed for the two sites of the small bowel. Tumors were observed in the jejunum 50 cm distal to the Treitz ligament and in the ileum 200 cm proximal to the ileocaecal valve. They were hi stop athologic ally confirmed as anaplastic carcinoma that metastasized from thyroid carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1426-1433
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma
  • Metastasis
  • Small bowel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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