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Adenocarcinoma of the colon in children: Case series and mini-review of the literature.
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PMID:  23664603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Colon cancer is extremely rare in children. This article reports three cases of adenocarcinoma of the colon. A 12-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy, and a 13-year-old girl presented with constipation and abdominal enlargement over a two-month duration. Abdominal ultrasound and barium enema confirmed a stenotic segment at the rectum with obvious shouldering. Adenocarcinoma was diagnosed following colonoscopic biopsy and laparotomy. We conclude that any child presenting with unexplained persistent constipation, abdominal distension or bleeding per rectum, colon cancer should be suspected and investigated with endoscopy or barium enema.
Youssef Al-Tonbary; Ahmad Darwish; Ahmad El-Hussein; Ashraf Fouda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-03-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hematology/oncology and stem cell therapy     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1658-3876     ISO Abbreviation:  Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101468532     Medline TA:  Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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