Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Case Report

Colon Cancer Presenting as Abdominal Wall Abscess

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Department of General Surgery, İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3: 202-203
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2018.613
Read: 1274 Downloads: 347 Published: 23 July 2019

Abstract

 

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 full-thickness 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.

 

Cite this article as: Kamer E, Er A, Cengiz F, Karaisli S, Peskersoy M. Colon Cancer Presenting as Abdominal Wall Abscess. Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3(3): 202-3.

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