Descending colon adenocarcinoma with spermatic cord metastasis: Report of two cases and review of the literature | Wang | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 

Descending colon adenocarcinoma with spermatic cord metastasis: Report of two cases and review of the literature

Xiaowei Wang, Weifeng Lao, Linlin chen, Hongbo Zhu, Xuefeng Huang, Weifang Mao

Abstract


Metastatic carcinoma of the spermatic cord from colon cancer is extremely uncommon. The prognosis of metastatic spermatic cord cancer is poor. Resection of the metastasis and systematic chemotherapy may improve the prognosis. We report two cases and review of the literature. A 81-year-old man presented with painless left scrotum mass 60 months after left hemicolectomy for a descending colon cancer. Biopsy of the mass confirmed a metastatic adenocarcinoma. He refused any further treatment. Following 16 months, he was in a poor quality of life with the mass enlarged and ulceration. Another 66-year-old man presented with painless left scrotum mass 25 months after left hemicolectomy for a descending colon cancer. Radical orchidoepididymectomy followed by 7 cycles of FOLFOX4 chemotherapy was performed. Histological examination showed both mucinous adenocarcinoma in primary and secondary tumor. He was free from disease 20 months after diagnosis.

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