Locally advancement of right colon cancer to the surrounding organs requiring surgical intervention is an extensive proced- ure associated with numerous risks. There are not many cases of which this phenomenon may occur. En bloc pancreatico- duodenectomy and resection of involved viscera should be considered for patients who can appropriately undergo this exhaustive surgery. Our objective is to report the experience we had with this patient who underwent an en bloc pancreati- coduodenectomy and right hemicolectomy and review literature. Our method was a retrospective review of a patient with colon cancer INTRODUCTION endoscopies were found in her records. PMHx included COPD, Locally advanced colorectal cancer has beneﬁcial treatment via osteoarthritis and DVT. Signiﬁcant physical exam ﬁndings en bloc pancreaticoduodenectomy and right hemicolectomy. included mild, diffuse abdominal tenderness and RUQ palpable The morbidity and mortality rates are acceptable with an mass, and normal bowel sounds. Labs were signiﬁcant for a experienced team. More often than not, excluding patients who hemoglobin of 5.7, hematocrit of 18.6% and CEA of 29.6. An are not surgical candidates due to various comorbidities, en abdominal/pelvis CT exhibited a 6 cm circumferential mass of bloc pancreaticoduodenectomy and right hemicolectomy the hepatic ﬂexure (Figs 1–3). Two days later, a right hemico- should be performed for locally advanced colorectal cancers. lectomy with en bloc pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed. Bias does exist for numerous reasons but the most important Pathology showed adenocarcinoma stage IIIc (Figs 4–10). Post- being a lack of enrollment of patients. operatively, an abdominal/pelvis CT showed bilateral pulmonary emboli and a 14 cm pelvic abscess. Bilateral lower extremity ultrasound showed low probability for DVT. Exploratory laparot- CASE REPORT omy was performed where the pelvic abscess was seen and A 70-year-old female presented to the emergency department extensive lysis of adhesions, resection of ileocolonic anastomosis for contained leak and ileostomy performed. Approximately 4 with complaints of diarrhea, vague, dull abdominal pain, unin- tentional weight loss and poor appetite. No hematochezia or months after discharge, the patient passed away while in a long- term care facility. melaena stated. Fecal occult is strongly positive in the ED. No Received: March 28, 2018. Accepted: April 26, 2018 Published by Oxford University Press and JSCR Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. © The Author(s) 2018. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact email@example.com Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article-abstract/2018/5/rjy100/4999373 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 21 June 2018 2 A. Loutfy and S. Vasani Figure 3: CT abdomen and pelvis (pre-operatively) – transverse view. Figure 1: CT abdomen and pelvis (pre-operatively) – axial view. Figure 4: Adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon. Figure 2: CT abdomen and pelvis (pre-operatively) – transverse view. DISCUSSION Locally advanced colon cancers to adjacent organs have been a rare phenomenon. However, recently, ~5.2–23.6% of all colorectal cancers, at the time of presentation, penetrate or adhere to adja- cent organs . Even less have been discovered to invade the duodenum and/or pancreas . In previous years, invasion of colorectal cancers were considered unresectable . As research progresses, it has been proven that there has been a decrease in mortality rates with resection of the tumor and involved adja- cent organs . Due to a lack of visualization, local metastatic colorectal cancers are often identiﬁed at the time of surgical Figure 5: Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum – high power. exploration, in which the surgeon may not be completely Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article-abstract/2018/5/rjy100/4999373 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 21 June 2018 Locally advanced colon cancer resulting in en bloc right hemicolectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy 3 Figure 6: Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum – low power. Figure 9: Adenocarcinoma of the adjacent lymph node. Figure 7: Adenocarcinoma of the cystic duct lymph node. Figure 10: Adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas – high power pancreaticoduodenectomy are considerably lower than other methods of treatment. When it comes to surgical intervention, there are three main methods of management of locally invasive colorectal cancers. These include hemicolectomy along with either en bloc pancreaticoduodenectomy, partial duodenectomy with either a pedicled ileal ﬂap repair or direct suture. A 1947 study presented by Calmenson e Black, included a series of eight patients whom had locally advanced colon cancer with duo- denal invasion. These patients agreed to a duodenal resection that resulted in a 0% survival rate after a year (three dying immediately in the post-operative period) . The ﬁrst case of right hemicolectomy with en bloc pancreaticoduodenectomy was described by Van Prohaska in 1953 . Evidence shows that aggressive resection of adjacent organs along with a hemico- lectomy has acceptable morbidity and mortality rates . In comparison, a partial duodenal wall resection was associated with a poor outcome . Even though complete resection Figure 8: Adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder. remains controversial, microscopic examination of locally advanced colorectal cancers have shown to have a direct exten- sion through the serosa of adjacent organs in 53.4%, whereas prepared to resect such a complex spread of cancer. However, the remaining 46.6% showed a simple inﬂammatory adherence we believe that with an experienced team, post-operative mor- . Since over 50% of locally advanced colorectal cancers tality and morbidity rates of right hemicolectomy with en bloc Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article-abstract/2018/5/rjy100/4999373 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 21 June 2018 4 A. Loutfy and S. Vasani resulted in a microscopic inﬁltration, a right hemicolectomy indications for en bloc multivisceral surgery that differ from plus pancreaticoduodenectomy is strongly recommend for the next. This is a possible explanation as to why reported per- tumors that invade or are suspected to invade the duodenum centages of carcinomatous adhesions ranged from 47.2 to 100% and/or the pancreas . However, when limited to the duode- . num, a local duodenal resection is sufﬁcient . When an R0 resection was possible (achievable in 93% of all colorectal can- CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT cers), a poor outcome was avoided. However, patients with R1 or R2 resection have a 0% 5-year survival rate, compared to the None declared. 80.7% in R0 resection patients . The greatest factor in the sur- vivability of locally advanced colorectal cancer patients is when REFERENCES R0 resection is possible, as conﬁrmed by Lehnert et al.. Advanced age alone, apart from usually associated comorbid- 1. Eisenberg SB, Kraybill WG, Lopez MJ. 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