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. 2018;65(1.2):142-146.
doi: 10.2152/jmi.65.142.

Peritoneal Cecal Cancer Metastasis to a Mesh-Plug prosthesis:A Case Report

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Peritoneal Cecal Cancer Metastasis to a Mesh-Plug prosthesis:A Case Report

Itaru Shigeyoshi et al. J Med Invest. .
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We report the case of a 77-year-old man who presented to our hospital with cecal cancer, lung metastasis, and liver metastasis in January 2013. After four courses of modified infusional intravenous fluorouracil and levofolinate with oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX 6) + bevacizumab, there was no new metastatic lesion and lung metastasis reduction was observed. Ileocecal resection was performed in May, left lower lung lobectomy in August, and extended right posterior segmentectomy + S8 partial liver resection was performed in December. The tumor marker declined initially;thereafter, it gradually increased. Computed tomography (CT) performed in April 2014 revealed right inguinal mass around the mesh-plug prosthesis. A positron emission tomography-CT (PET-CT) also revealed a high 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) uptake at the same site. Right inguinal tumor resection was performed in July. Cancer tissues were confirmed by performing intraoperative rapid pathological diagnosis, and R0 resection could be achieved. Previous studies have reported malignant tumor metastases to the mesh-plug prosthesis, and this was believed to one of the sites that cancer cells can easily engraft. In particular, in patients with a history of advanced malignant tumors, if mass formation around the artifact insertion site is observed, the possibility of peritoneal metastasis should be considered. J. Med. Invest. 65:142-146, February, 2018.

Keywords: colon cancer; mesh‐plug prosthesis.; peritoneal metastasis.

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