Colonic metastases from pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung presenting as an ileocecal intussusception

ISRN Gastroenterol. 2011;2011:137139. doi: 10.5402/2011/137139. Epub 2011 Jul 9.


Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare aggressive type of lung cancer that uncommonly metastasizes to the bowel, leading to bleeding, perforation, obstruction, and rarely intussusception. Serving as a lead point, metastatic lesions in the bowel may precipitate intussusception and require immediate surgical intervention. We present a rare case of colonic metastases from a primary lung malignancy, causing ileocecal intussusception in a 57-year old male.

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