Is the spleen able to prohibit tumor cell proliferation?
Primary and metastatic tumors of the spleen are described as unusual, excluding involvement by lymphoma. Indeed, isolated splenic metastasis from colorectal carcinoma is not a common occurrence. Its rareness has been hypothetically explained by several characteristics of the spleen, such as anatomical, histological and immunological features.
One case of isolated splenic metastasis from colonic carcinoma with a concomitant splenic abscess conducted by the research group of Dr. Adolfo Pisanu from Universit