Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 393–396 | Cite as

Metastasis to the colon from bronchogenic carcinoma

  • Herbert J. Smith
  • Marian G. Vlasak
Article

Abstract

Two cases of primary carcinoma of the lung with clinically demonstrated colon metastases are presented. Such metastases may present with intermittent or continuous colonic obstruction, lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding, or anemia. The metastases may be synchronous or metachronous with respect to diagnosis of the lung lesion. Potential problems in management are discussed and the literature, relating to colonic metastasis from bronchogenic carcinoma, is reviewed.

Key words

Carcinoma of colon Carcinoma of lung Metastasis to the colon Rectal bleeding Anemia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert J. Smith
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marian G. Vlasak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolDallasUSA
  2. 2.Gastrointestinal Radiology (114)Veterans Administration HospitalDallasUSA

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