Treatment of tumor thrombus in the superior mesenteric vein due to advanced colon cancer with complete surgical resection and chemotherapy: a case report

Yoshitsugu Yanagida, Takahiro Amano, Ryuji Akai, Akira Toyoshima, Jotaro Kobayashi, Takuya Hashimoto, Eiji Sunami, Toshio Kumasaka, Shin Sasaki
2020 Surgical Case Reports  
Background Tumor thrombus in the superior mesenteric vein secondary to colon cancer is rare. We report a case of tumor thrombus in the superior mesenteric vein and liver metastasis due to advanced colon cancer that was treated with chemotherapy and complete surgical resection. Case presentation A 72-year-old man after transverse colectomy with lymph node dissection for advanced colon cancer was diagnosed with tumor thrombus in the superior mesenteric vein and liver metastasis. He underwent
more » ... ant chemotherapy and had complete surgical tumor resection involving tumor thrombectomy and hepatectomy. There has been no recurrence at 36 months after surgery. Conclusion Herein, we report a rare case of tumor thrombus in the superior mesenteric vein related to advanced colon cancer. The combination of chemotherapy and complete surgical tumor resection may provide long-term survival.
doi:10.1186/s40792-020-01091-6 pmid:33315157 fatcat:qfeg7ovddjdifaphnanpb4ylhq