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A case report of signet-ring cell carcinoma of the colon in a 21 year old man


Mohammad Nor, Ahmad Muhsin and Lee, Y. L. and Mat Arif, Nor Aishah and Abdul Wahab, Md Hamsan and Nallusamy, Kumareson and Hussin, Huzlinda (2014) A case report of signet-ring cell carcinoma of the colon in a 21 year old man. Asian Journal of Medical and Clinical Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 42-45. ISSN 2278-6589; ESSN: 2278-6597


Signet-ring cell carcinoma of the colon is a rare and aggressive form of colonic cancer which is associated with a very poor prognosis. Various studies have shown that the majority of these cases are encountered in late adulthood. We report a case of a 21-year old man who presented with abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. Colonoscopy examination showed a circumferential growth causing a narrowed bowel lumen at the descending colon. Both barium enema and computed tomography findings showed a long segment malignant stricture at the descending colon. Tissue biopsy indicated features of signet-ring cell carcinoma. He underwent segmental resection of the cancerous lesion with end colostomy when he presented to us with an obstructed and advanced malignant stricture of the descending colon.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: PBS Journals
Keywords: Carcinoma; Colon; Colonoscopy
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2015 00:06
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 23:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/36125
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