Colonic Metastases and Lymphoma

Published on 20/07/2015 by admin

Filed under Radiology

Last modified 20/07/2015

Print this page

rate 1 star rate 2 star rate 3 star rate 4 star rate 5 star
Your rating: none, Average: 4 (1 votes)

This article have been viewed 1480 times

 Intravenous contrast for CT or MR

image Double contrast barium enema

TOP DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES

• Adenocarcinoma

image Short, focal, “apple core” lesion < 10 cm in length
image More likely to cause colonic obstruction than submucosal lymphoma or mets
• Colonic Kaposi sarcoma
• Ileocolic tuberculosis
• Gastrointestinal stromal tumor

PATHOLOGY

• Metastatic spread from melanoma or primary tumor of stomach, lung, or breast (rarely, other cancers)

image Gastric cancer may directly invade transverse colon along gastrocolic ligament
• Lymphoma may arise from and be limited to colon

Buy Membership for Radiology Category to continue reading. Learn more here