Thoracic empyema associated with recurrent colon cancer: report of a case and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Many types of infections associated with colorectal cancer have been reported. Here, we describe a rare case of thoracic empyema that was observed during immunotherapy for recurrent colon cancer. Culture of the pleural fluid yielded Streptococcus bovis, which is known to be associated with gastrointestinal lesions, especially colorectal malignancies. The possible correlation between these two clinical entities-empyema and colon cancer-is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Osada, T; Nagawa, H; Masaki, T; Tsuno, NH; Sunami, E; Watanabe, T; Muto, T; Shibata, Y

Published Date

  • February 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 291 - 294

PubMed ID

  • 11227950

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3706

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02234308


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States