A case of multiple metachronous metastases of colon cancer to the small intestine preoperatively diagnosed by double balloon enteroscopy and radically resected

Ken Ichi Takahashi, Yuji Funayama, Hiromi Tokumura, Shigeru Tanda, Hiroki Maekawa, Takashi Chiba, Takashi Toshima, Shoji Fukuyama, Hiroaki Musha, Naoki Matsumura, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Akihiro Yasumoto

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Abstract

The patient was a 75-year-old woman who had undergone resection of a transverse colon cancer two years before. She had anemia and intestinal obstruction, and a diagnosis of multiple metastases to the small intestine was made by double balloon enteroscopy. Eleven metastatic foci were resected by partial resection of the jejunum and ileum. Adjuvant FOLFOX chemotherapy was given, achieving a 26-month disease-free survival. The double balloon enteroscopy was useful in the definitive diagnosis of this case, and aggressive resection with adjuvant chemotherapy contributed to the good outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Volume107
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Takahashi, K. I., Funayama, Y., Tokumura, H., Tanda, S., Maekawa, H., Chiba, T., Toshima, T., Fukuyama, S., Musha, H., Matsumura, N., Sasaki, H., & Yasumoto, A. (2010). A case of multiple metachronous metastases of colon cancer to the small intestine preoperatively diagnosed by double balloon enteroscopy and radically resected. Journal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, 107(2), 233-240.