Inferior vena cava obstruction due to cecum adenocarcinoma

Clin Imaging. 2007 Jan-Feb;31(1):44-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2006.09.022.


In this paper, we report the radiologic findings of cecal adenocarcinoma with caval invasion in a 60-year-old man. Caval invasion was confirmed by ultrasonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy and by surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first case report demonstrating malignant caval thrombus due to colon cancer. In addition, we suggest that fine-needle aspiration biopsy may be helpful for prompt diagnosis and treatment in such a case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / complications
  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology*
  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle / methods*
  • Cecal Neoplasms / complications
  • Cecal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Cecal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Constriction, Pathologic / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / diagnostic imaging
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology*
  • Venous Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Venous Thrombosis / etiology
  • Venous Thrombosis / pathology*