Case Report An Unusual Case of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Presenting as an Anterior Mediastinal Mass 1 2 Joshua L. Rodríguez-López, Alia M. Toro-Bahamonde, 3 4 5 Roberto J. Santiago-Méndez, Iván F. González-Cancel, Héctor A. Vélez-Cortés Clinical Practice Points Distant colorectal cancer metastasis to the medias- The current case is an unusual presentation of a tinum is extremely rare. mediastinal mass favoring metastatic carcinoma of Metastatic colorectal cancer usually invades regional colorectal cancer with unknown primary. lymph nodes, liver, lung, brain, or peritoneum. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, Vol. 17, No. 1, e115-9 ª 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: Carcinoma, Distant metastasis, Hispanic, Mediastinum, Unknown primary Introduction evaluated because of a 3-month history of chest pain and facial Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death swelling. The initial physical exam was unremarkable. A chest in the United States when both genders are combined, but in Puerto computer tomography (CT) imaging was ordered to determine the Rico is the leading cause of cancer-related death. Puerto Rican men cause of his pain and showed an anterior superior mediastinal mass and women ages 40 to 59 years have a greater risk of incidence and (Figure 1). A percutaneous core biopsy
Clinical Colorectal Cancer – Elsevier
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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