Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 134–138

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the liver concomitant with primary colon cancer: report of a case

Authors

    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Keita Kai
    • Department of Pathology and MicrobiologySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Atsushi Miyoshi
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Hiroshi Kubo
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Takao Ide
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Shinya Azama
    • Department of RadiologySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Hiroyuki Irie
    • Department of RadiologySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Yasuo Koga
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Kenji Sumi
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Osamu Ikeda
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Kenji Kitahara
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
  • Hirokazu Noshiro
    • Department of SurgerySaga University Faculty of Medicine
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12328-012-0341-2

Cite this article as:
Morito, K., Kai, K., Miyoshi, A. et al. Clin J Gastroenterol (2013) 6: 134. doi:10.1007/s12328-012-0341-2

Abstract

A 55-year-old Japanese female was admitted to our hospital to treat colon cancer. Computed tomography revealed a 2.6 × 2.0 cm liver mass considered to be liver metastasis. She synchronously underwent right colectomy with D3 lymph node dissection and subsegmentectomy 8 under the diagnosis of advanced colon cancer with liver metastasis. The pathology examination revealed the liver nodule was pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), whereas histology of colon cancer was a well differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma containing no squamous component. The patient underwent intensive checkup by imaging for a primary site of SCC. However, no lesion considered as possible primary site of SCC was found. Therefore, the liver nodule was finally diagnosed as a primary hepatic SCC. Primary SCC of the liver is a rare and high-grade malignant tumor. Recurrent multiple liver nodule was found at 13 months after surgery and the patient died of cancer 17 months after surgery.

Keywords

Primary liver cancerSquamous cell carcinomaAdenosquamous carcinomaColon cancerDouble cancer

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© Springer Japan 2013