Case Report

Colon Cancer Presenting as Abdominal Wall Abscess


  • Erdinç Kamer
  • Ahmet Er
  • Fevzi Cengiz
  • Serkan Karaisli
  • Mustafa Peskersoy

Received Date: 29.07.2018 Accepted Date: 14.10.2018 Cyprus J Med Sci 2018;3(3):202-203

Malignant colon cancer rarely present with anterior abdominal wall abscess. Here we present the case of a patient who underwent radical surgery. A 62-year-old man presented with a locally advanced sigmoid malignant colon tumor with an anterior abdominal wall abscess as preliminary symptom, with no evidence of metastasis to distant organs. We performed sigmoid colectomy with fullthickness resection of the anterior abdominal wall including the abscess. Pathological examination revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with no tumor tissue in the surgical margins. Postoperative clinical course was entirely uneventful. The patient remained well for the 2-year follow-up period without recurrence. In this study, we aim to show that radical surgery for locally advanced colon cancer in tertiary care centers procures satisfactory results with regards to disease-free survival and quality of life.

Keywords: Abdominal wall abscess, locally advanced colon cancer, radical surgery