EJMCR. 2020; 4(5): 183-185

Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation

Authors: Rabeeaa Farrukh, Hina Khan, Summaya Saeed, Khursheed A. Samo, Amjad Siraj Memon.

ABSTRACT

Background: Globally, colorectal cancer is a substantial health burden. This case will discuss about challenges during management due to pregnancy. To the best of authorsí knowledge, very few cases of this type have been reported in the literature. Case Presentation: A 20-year-old married, pregnant female, second gravid and para 1 presented during her 34th week of gestation, with complaints of something coming out of the anus, bleeding per rectum, abdominal distension, and relative constipation for 8 months. Carcinoembryonic antigen was normal. CT scan and MRI showed circumferential mural thickening of length 7.5 cm involving anal canal and anorectal junction, associated with perilesional fat stranding. The neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy was advised after c section. Conclusion: This case report highlights the fact that early detection and management of colorectal cancer during pregnancy can prevent morbidity and mortality.

Keywords:
Colorectal cancer, Pregnancy, case report


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Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation


Authors
Rabeeaa Farrukh
Resident, Department of General Surgery Unit 3, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
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Hina Khan
Senior Registrar, Department of General Surgery Unit 3, Dow University of Health Sciences, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
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Summaya Saeed
Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery Unit 3, Dow University of Health Sciences, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
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Khursheed A Samo
Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery Unit 3, Dow University of Health Sciences, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
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Amjad Siraj Memon
Head of Department and Principal Of DUHS, Department of General Surgery Unit 3, Dow University of Health Sciences, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
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Correspondence to:
. Hina Khan, Senior Registrar, Department of General Surgery Unit 3, Dow University of Health Sciences, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan.; hina.khan@duhs.edu.pk

Publication history
Received 08 May 2020
Accepted 18 May 2020
Published online 11 Jun 2020
Published in print 16 Jun 2020

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Farrukh R, Khan H, Saeed S, Samo KA, Memon AS. Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation. EJMCR. 2020; 4(5): 183-185. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh R, Khan H, Saeed S, Samo KA, Memon AS. Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=105573 [Access: July 11, 2020]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh R, Khan H, Saeed S, Samo KA, Memon AS. Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation. EJMCR. 2020; 4(5): 183-185. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh R, Khan H, Saeed S, Samo KA, Memon AS. Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation. EJMCR. (2020), [cited July 11, 2020]; 4(5): 183-185. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh, R., Khan, . H., Saeed, . S., Samo, . K. A. & Memon, . A. S. (2020) Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation. EJMCR, 4 (5), 183-185. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh, Rabeeaa, Hina Khan, Summaya Saeed, Khursheed A. Samo, and Amjad Siraj Memon. 2020. Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (5), 183-185. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh, Rabeeaa, Hina Khan, Summaya Saeed, Khursheed A. Samo, and Amjad Siraj Memon. "Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 183-185. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh, Rabeeaa, Hina Khan, Summaya Saeed, Khursheed A. Samo, and Amjad Siraj Memon. "Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.5 (2020), 183-185. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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Farrukh, R., Khan, . H., Saeed, . S., Samo, . K. A. & Memon, . A. S. (2020) Challenges associated with colorectal cancer in pregnancy: an unusual disease with usual presentation. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (5), 183-185. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588930628


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