Inferior vena cava obstruction due to cecum adenocarcinoma

Karahan O. I., Kahriman G., Soyuer I., Erdogan N., Akcan A. C.

CLINICAL IMAGING, vol.31, no.1, pp.44-46, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2006.09.022
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL IMAGING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-46
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we report the radiologic findings of cecal adenocarcinoma with caval invasion in a 60-year-old man. Caval invasion was confirmed by ultrasonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy and by surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first case report demonstrating malignant caval thrombus due to colon cancer. in addition, we suggest that fine-needle aspiration biopsy may be helpful for prompt diagnosis and treatment in such a case. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.