Adenocarcinoma within a rectal duplication cyst: case report and literature review

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1999 May;81(3):205-6.

Abstract

Intestinal duplications are uncommon but recognised developmental anomalies. Duplications of the rectum are the most uncommon of these anomalies. They may present with perianal fistulae, bleeding, a pelvic mass or symptoms produced by a mass, or, rarely, malignant change. We present a case of an adenocarcinoma within a rectal duplication cyst which was initially thought to be inoperable but was treated by radical surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / complications*
  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Aged
  • Cysts / complications*
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Rectal Diseases / complications
  • Rectal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Rectal Diseases / pathology
  • Rectal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Rectal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Rectal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Rectum / abnormalities*
  • Rectum / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed