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ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2011, Article ID 137139, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/137139
Case Report

Colonic Metastases from Pleomorphic Carcinoma of the Lung Presenting as an Ileocecal Intussusception

1Department of Gastroenterology, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA
2Department of Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA
3Department of Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA
4Department of Pathology, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA

Received 21 March 2011; Accepted 9 April 2011

Academic Editors: L. Bonavina, C. H. Cho, and T. Joh

Copyright © 2011 Sadat Rashid et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare aggressive type of lung cancer that uncommonly metastasizes to the bowel, leading to bleeding, perforation, obstruction, and rarely intussusception. Serving as a lead point, metastatic lesions in the bowel may precipitate intussusception and require immediate surgical intervention. We present a rare case of colonic metastases from a primary lung malignancy, causing ileocecal intussusception in a 57-year old male.