Primary Colonic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma in a Young Patient

Prabhu, Raghunath and Krishna, Sunil and Shenoy, Rajgopal (2014) Primary Colonic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma in a Young Patient. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-3.

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A 28-year-old woman presented with colicky abdominal pain for 3 months. Pain was associated with episodes of vomiting, abdominal distension and constipation. She also had loss of weight for this duration. General physical examination was unremarkable and the abdomen was soft, with no palpable organomegaly. ACT of the abdomen showed small bowel and ascending colon dilation with multiple air fluid levels. There was also a short segment of circumferential bowel wall thickening and luminal narrowing in the hepatic flexure with sudden transition of bowel diameter. She underwent a right hemicolectomy after necessary preoperative investigations. Histopathology revealed signet ring cell carcinoma (SRCC). This case highlights the importance of detecting such a lesion in a young, otherwise fit woman. The challenge lies in early diagnosis and awareness of general practitioners about this aggressive form of colonic tumours.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 04:09
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 04:09

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