Cancer in the anal canal (transitional zone) after restorative proctocolectomy with stapled ileal pouch-anal anastomosis

Int J Colorectal Dis. 1997;12(4):254-5. doi: 10.1007/s003840050100.


The first case of an adenocarcinoma developing in the retained anal canal mucosa (transitional zone) after restorative proctocolectomy with a stapled ileal pouch anal anastomosis is presented. The cancer was detected during routine follow-up 16 months after pouch formation for long standing ulcerative colitis, complicated by a cancer in the upper rectum. The patient was treated with an abdominoperineal excision of the ileal pouch and anus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology*
  • Anal Canal / surgery
  • Anus Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / complications*
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Proctocolectomy, Restorative*
  • Rectal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Rectal Neoplasms / surgery