Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Colon: A Rare Tumor

Kiran, Ravi P.; Tripodi, Guiseppe; Frederick, William; Dudrick, Stanley J.
August 2006
American Surgeon;Aug2006, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p754
Academic Journal
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the colon is rare. A paraneoplastic syndrome presenting as hypercalcemia may occasionally occur in association with these tumors. Survival for more advanced stages of disease is lower than for patients with adenocarcinoma at a corresponding stage. We report a patient who presented with a primary adenosquamous carcinoma of the rectosigmoid junction and we review the literature regarding the clinical presentation, management, and prognosis of this tumor.


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