Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 20–22 | Cite as

Direct invasion of the transverse colon by a cecal tumor

  • Philip Goodman
  • Suppiah Balachandran


Direct invasion of the transverse colon is known to result from noncontiguous primary tumors spreading along ligamentous attachments or from direct extension of metastatic disease involving the greater omentum. The resultant desmoplastic reaction produces characteristic findings on barium enema. However, to our knowledge, these findings have not been reported to result from extension of a cecal tumor to the transverse colon via the pericolonic fat. We present such a case and discuss the radiographic findings.

Key words

Colon, neoplasms Barium enema Computed tomography 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Goodman
    • 1
  • Suppiah Balachandran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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