transverse colon cancer; bowel perforation; colon cancer screening; colonic neoplasms; colon cancer; colon carcinoma; abdominal abscess; abdomen, acute
Gastroenterology | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Oncology
Locally invasive colon carcinoma comprises a small fraction of the incidence of colon carcinoma. Complications, such as perforation and obstruction, can occur in less than 0.5% of cases and often present differently based on location.
We present a case of an 85-year-old woman who presented with an acute abdominal wall abscess which was caused by perforation of transverse colon carcinoma.
En-bloc resection increases 5-year survival, and adjuvant chemotherapy reduces the risk of recurrence in patients with stage II resectable colon carcinoma.
Klein, Jenn; Avin, Nima; and Gandhi, Sunil
"Adenocarcinoma of the Transverse Colon Presenting as Anterior Abdominal Wall Abscess,"
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine: Vol. 4:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.hcahealthcare.com/hcahealthcarejournal/vol4/iss3/6