Development of mutinous adenocarcinoma in chronic Crohn's disease fistulae without luminal involvement

Nikhil V. Inamdar, Peter Schwarz, H. Randolph Bailey, John M. Skibber, Tyvin A. Rich, Joseph Sellin

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Abstract

A patient with Crohn's disease who developed mucinous adenocarcinoma in chronic fistulae is reported. Malignancy may complicate chronic nonhealing Crohn's sinus tracts and fistulae, even with no mucosal involvement by carcinoma. Persistent non‐remitting perianal induration and pain should alert the physician to the possibility of underlying malignancy. Prompt examination under anesthesia and biopsy or fine‐needle aspiration may facilitate diagnosis and therapy of the carcinoma at an early stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-283
Number of pages4
JournalInflammatory bowel diseases
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Carcinoma
  • Crohn's disease
  • Fistulae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Gastroenterology

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