Direct invasion of the transverse colon by a cecal tumor.
Direct invasion of the transverse colon is known to result from noncontiguous primary tumors spreading along ligamentous attachments or from direct extension of metastatic disease involving the greater omentum. The resultant desmoplastic reaction produces characteristic findings on barium enema. However, to our knowledge, these findings have not been reported to result from extension of a cecal tumor to the transverse colon via the pericolonic fat. We present such a case and discuss the radiographic findings.
Goodman, P; Balachandran, S
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