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Colorectal cancer emergencies during pregnancy case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17009643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Colorectal carcinoma emergencies during pregnancy are exceptionally rare. Three women 38, 31 and 36 years old, in the third trimester of gestation received treatment, respectively, for acute abdomen due to perforation of rectal carcinoma, ileus due to a sigmoid tumor, and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) from a cecal tumor compromising the right iliac vein. In the first two patients urgent cesarean sections were carried out with Hartmann's procedure and a loop colostomy was performed to resolve the ensuing intraabdominal sepsis and ileus, respectively. In the third patient, a cesarean section was carried out to treat the underlying DVT more aggressively, while right colectomy was postponed for three weeks. Restoration of the alimentary tract was achieved two months later in the first case, while in the second and third cases total colectomy due to familial polyposis and right colectomy were performed three weeks after the cesarean section. An overview of the clinical features, diagnostic pitfalls and therapeutic approaches to manage complications of colorectal cancer during pregnancy are discussed.
T Theodosopoulos; A Marinis; N Dafnios; L Samanideis; D Voros; J Vassiliou; V Smyrniotis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gynaecological oncology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0392-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-02     Completed Date:  2006-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100357     Medline TA:  Eur J Gynaecol Oncol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Surgery, Areteion Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens University, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / pathology
Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Cesarean Section
Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  surgery

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