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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Inflammatory bowel diseases|
|State||Published - 1995|
- Crohn's disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy