Solitary splenic metastasis derived from esophageal cancer

Yasue Kimura, Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Hiroshi Saeki, Takefumi Ohga, Tadahiro Nozoe, Keizo Sugimachi

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Solitary splenic metastasis from esophageal cancer is so rare that such an occurrence in our Japanese patient should be reported. In a 58-year-old Japanese man we detected a solitary splenic tumor by abdominal computed tomography done 6 months after he had undergone an esophagectomy. Transarterial embolization of the splenic artery was without effect. A splenectomy was then done and histological examination of the resected specimen revealed squamous cell carcinoma derived from the esophageal carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1336-1337
Number of pages2
Issue number53
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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