Strangulation of a prolapsed rectal cancer in labor: A case report


Karamercan A., Tatlicioglu E., Ferahkose Z.

JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, vol.52, no.6, pp.545-547, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.545-547

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer during pregnancy is uncommon. Most patients present in late pregnancy, mid the tumor is localized to rectum in up to 85% of cases. Delayed diagnosis due to confusing significant lower gastrointestinal symptoms with pregnancy-associated gastrointestinal changes is a common feature. From the increasing intraabdominal pressure during delivery, a tumor can prolapse through the anus mid develop incarceration mid strangulation, but that is seen extremely rarely.