Journal article

Considerations and management of a patient with three metachronous cancers in association with Lynch syndrome and ileal Crohn's disease: A case report

Kaleb Lourensz, Ian Jones

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Lynch syndrome and Crohn's disease are two entirely separate conditions but each have major gastrointestinal characteristics and carry a substantial increase in the risk of intestinal malignancy. Their co-existence in the patient who is the subject of this report dictated the need for an individualised treatment plan to deal with both conditions adequately. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 51 year old female with a past medical history that includes Lynch syndrome and small bowel Crohn's disease. Over a period of fifteen months, she developed three separate primary metachronous tumors in her endometrium, colon and duodenum. DISCUSSION: A patient with a combination of..

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