A case of transverse colon cancer with idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis

Atsushi Tanikawa, Saki Fujita, Hideo Ootsuka, Itaru Osaka, Kunio Takuma, Yasuhiro Morita

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A 74-year-old male was diagnosed with transverse colon carcinoma with idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis (IMP). Extended right hemicolectomy with regional lymph node dissection was performed. It has been reported that IMP develops after taking Chinese herbs containing SANSIS for a long time. In this case, the patient had taken such an herb for more than 3 years. In Japan, total 6 cases have been reported on a tumor with IMP, including this case. Immunohistological examination showed that the IMP findings were particularly strong around the tumor. Thus, this case suggests that there is a link between the tumor and IMP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-596
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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