Acute large bowel obstruction secondary to stage 4 colonic carcinoma in an elderly man with severe aortic stenosis: a therapeutic challenge

Prabhu, Raghunath and Sadhu, Sakshi and Natarajan, Arjun (2014) Acute large bowel obstruction secondary to stage 4 colonic carcinoma in an elderly man with severe aortic stenosis: a therapeutic challenge. BMJ Case Report.

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Abstract

Colonic adenocarcinoma is a common gastrointestinal malignancy affecting the elderly, and has a multifactorial aetiology. Depending on the individual circumstances, surgical resection is the treatment of choice for colon cancer even for oligometastasis. Metastatic evidence as well as presence of comorbidities, particularly in the elderly, make surgical management difficult and often present a clinical challenge for clinicians. This is a case report exploring the treatment options for an 80-year-old male patient presenting with acute large bowel obstruction secondary to colonic adenocarcinoma with disseminated metastases and severe aortic stenosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surgery; Learning from errors; Gastrointestinal surgery; General surgery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2014 08:53
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2014 08:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138947

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