Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Case Report

Squamous cell carcinoma of the cecum developing in a patient with long-standing ulcerative colitis and a coexistent carcinoid tumor in the appendix: A case report


Department of Gastroenterology, Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield, United Kingdom

Turk J Gastroenterol 2015; 26: 435-437
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2015.5838
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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the colon is a rare tumor that accounts for 0.1%–0.2% of colonic malignancies. However, pure SCC of the cecum is extremely rare. Although SCC of the colon is a rare complication of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), SCC of the cecum in the context of IBD has not been previously reported in the English literature. We report a case of the coexistence of SCC of the cecum and a carcinoid tumor in a 46-year-old female with long-standing pan-ulcerative colitis.

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