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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 4:167

First Online: 01 June 2010Received: 16 September 2008Accepted: 01 June 2010DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-4-167

Cite this article as: Ankouz, A., Majdoub, K.I., Ousadden, A. et al. J Med Case Reports 2010 4: 167. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-4-167


IntroductionThere is growing evidence from epidemiological studies and clinicopathological data obtained from case reports that Crohn-s disease is associated with an increased risk of carcinoma of the large bowel.

Case presentationA 70-year-old Arabic African man with undiagnosed Crohn-s disease presented with acute abdominal obstruction due to an occlusive carcinoma of the sigmoid. At laparotomy, the colonic tumor was excised with continuity restored by end-to-end anastomosis.

ConclusionThe risk of colonic carcinoma in Crohn-s disease is increasing. Several case reports actually support the possibility that a genuine association between these two conditions exists.

AbbreviationsTNMtumor node metastases

5 FU5 fluorouracile.

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Author: Amal Ankouz - Karim Ibn Majdoub - Abdelmalek Ousadden - Khalid Mazaz - Khalid Ait Taleb


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