Late splenic metastasis after curative resection for oesophageal carcinoma

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2002 Dec;22(6):1011-3. doi: 10.1016/s1010-7940(02)00580-8.


The spleen is an unusual site of distant metastasis from solid tumours. While contiguous involvement of the spleen may occur in tumours arising from the stomach, pancreas or colon; the spleen as the seat of distant metastasis is a rare occurrence. We report herewith one such instance of metastatic involvement of the spleen in an operated case of carcinoma oesophagus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Splenic Neoplasms / secondary*