A Case of Colorectal Cancer with Metastasis to the Chest Wall and Subsequent Hematoma Formation

A Case of Colorectal Cancer with Metastasis to the Chest Wall and Subsequent Hematoma Formation

Joseph Nathaniel Stember, Charu Thakral, Maria C Shiau

Abstract


We report a rare case of a patient with colorectal cancer with chest wall metastases.  The development of bleeding at the site of the metastasis ultimately resulted in the development of a hematoma, necessitating resection of the tumor along with part of the chest wall.  Literature on chest wall metastases of colonic adenocarcinoma is reviewed and discussed.  The teaching point is that a chest wall mass seen on imaging should prompt consideration of metastatic cancer in the differential diagnosis.  The colon is a rare though reported primary site.

Keywords


Colorectal Cancer; Chest Wall; Metastatic



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v7i1.1184