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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 May 20;2014. pii: bcr2013202874. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202874.

Mistaken identity: endometrial or rectal cancer?

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QEQM Hospital, Margate, UK.
2
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, UK.

Abstract

A 59-year-old woman with a previous history of endometrial and breast cancer was referred to the colorectal rapid access clinic with abdominal cramps, per rectal bleeding and diarrhoea. CT, MRI and flexible sigmoidoscopy confirmed a rectal tumour and due to its appearance, it was thought to be a primary rectal malignancy. The patient underwent an anterior resection and end colostomy. Histology confirmed a metastatic endometrial adenocarcinoma, which is an unusual site for endometrial metastasis. Her postoperative recovery has been unremarkable and the patient has subsequently been discharged from the general surgical team.

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24849636
PMCID:
PMC4039878
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-202874
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