Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 292--294

Concomitant tuberculosis and carcinoma colon: Coincidence or causal nexus?


Saurav Chakravartty1, Gautam Chattopadhyay1, Dipankar Ray1, Chandan Roy Choudhury2, Subhayan Mandal1 
1 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurav Chakravartty
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Medical College, 88 College Street, Kolkata - 700 073
India

Two rare cases of adenocarcinoma of the caecum and ascending colon concomitant with tuberculosis at the same site are reported. The plausibility of an aetiological relationship between the two pathological conditions has been discussed along with a review of the relevant literature. Tuberculosis complicating malignant disease is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge; and the likelihood of the two occurring together should be kept in mind especially in tuberculosis endemic areas and in patients with equivocal symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Chakravartty S, Chattopadhyay G, Ray D, Choudhury CR, Mandal S. Concomitant tuberculosis and carcinoma colon: Coincidence or causal nexus?.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:292-294


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Chakravartty S, Chattopadhyay G, Ray D, Choudhury CR, Mandal S. Concomitant tuberculosis and carcinoma colon: Coincidence or causal nexus?. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];16:292-294
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