Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196--198

Squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum 21 years after radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma


Kevin K Leung1, Joseph Heitzman2, Anand Madan1 
1 Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Correspondence Address:
Anand Madan
Division of Gastroenterology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 4.234, Houston, TX 77030
USA

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the rectum is an extremely rare malignancy, accounting for 0.1-0.2% of rectal malignancies. It is associated with ulcerative colitis, prior radiation, schistosomiasis, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, human papilloma virus, colocutaneous fistulas and colonic duplication. Prior reported cases of SCC of the rectum have involved treatment with brachytherapy and external beam radiation. This case is particularly interesting because of the remote exposure of radiation (21 years previously) and the subsequent development of SCC of the rectum. Although extremely rare, SCC of the rectum can occur decades after radiation exposure.


How to cite this article:
Leung KK, Heitzman J, Madan A. Squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum 21 years after radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2009;15:196-198


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Leung KK, Heitzman J, Madan A. Squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum 21 years after radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];15:196-198
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