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Mymensingh Med J. 2013 Jan;22(1):170-2.

A 10 year old boy with rectal carcinoma.

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Department of Hepatology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.


A 10 year old boy with mucinous carcinoma of rectum is a rare case at this age. Here the patient presented with constipation, mucus in stool & abdominal pain since one month. He got consultation from several physicians & went through sonology of whole abdomen several times. There he was missed diagnosed as a case of pyloric stenosis. We came to a probable diagnosis by doing simple digital rectal examination which seemed to be a hard rectal swelling. The diagnosis was established by colonoscopy followed by biopsy. Carcinoma rectum must be considered as a differential diagnosis if patient presents with altered bowel habit, per rectal bleeding, abdominal pain in conjunction with weight loss.

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