Haviv, Yosef S.; Kramer, Mordechai R.; Safadi, Rifaat
May 1998
American Journal of Gastroenterology;May1998, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p838
Academic Journal
Case Study
The association between lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is well documented, complicating ≥10% of cases involving IPF. This association is considered to be a result of neoplastic degeneration, rather than a paraneoplastic phenomenon. However, rectal carcinoma has only rarely been linked to paraneoplastic manifestations. We describe a young patient with IPF that preceded the appearance of rectal carcinoma by 6 mo. The possible association between the two disorders is discussed.


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