Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. May 28, 2005; 11(20): 3156-3158
Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3156
Small cell carcinoma of rectum: A case report
Enver Ihtiyar, Cem Algin, Serap Isiksoy, Ersin Ates
Enver Ihtiyar, Cem Algin, Serap Isiksoy, Ersin Ates, Department of General Surgery, Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, 26480 Eskisehir, Turkey
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to the work.
Correspondence to: Cem Algin, Assistant Professor, Health School, Dumlupinar University, 43270 Kutahya, Turkey.
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Received: June 22, 2004
Revised: June 23, 2004
Accepted: July 8, 2004
Published online: May 28, 2005

We present a case of a 40-year-old woman with small-cell carcinoma (SCC) of the rectum. She had profuse bleeding in rectum for 5 d. By colonoscopy, polyps were determined in the rectum and biopsies were carried out. Histopathologically, the polyps were adenomatous. Because of the profuse bleeding in rectum, she underwent low anterior resection. After the diagnosis of SCC, she received intravenous chemotherapy with standard doses of siklofosfamid, adriamycin, and vepesid. Nevertheless, intracranial metastases were revealed and she died 6 mo after the operation.

Keywords: Small cell carcinoma, Rectum