Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis of Colon Cancer—Case Report and Literature Review (Short Report)


The most common metastatic sites of colon cancer are local lymph nodes, liver and lungs. Lymph node metastasis at distant sites is rare. In this article, we describe the case of a patient with ascending colon cancer with a metastasis in an axillary lymph node. The clinical presentation of this tumor was with an intestinal obstruction, and an emergency resection surgery was undertaken. The patient died at the third post-operative month, with lymph node and hepatic metastasis, and implants in the abdominal fat and in the mesentery, near the ileocolic anastomosis.

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Devesa, H. , Pereira, L. , Gonçalves, Á. , Brito, T. , Almeida, T. , Torres, R. and Midões, A. (2014) Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis of Colon Cancer—Case Report and Literature Review. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 669-673. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.312141.

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