Neurologic Complications of Cloacogenic Carcinoma

Michael Garofalo, Carolyn A. Martin, Thomas T. Eng, Hyman Donnenfeld, Fred B. Smith, Joseph C. Masdeu

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Cloacogenic carcinoma is a rare tumor, originating from epithelium of the anal transition zone. We report a 63-yr-old man with pathologically proven cloacogenic carcinoma which caused a rapidly progressive paraparesis and changes in mental status. These were related to extramedullary deposits around the spinal cord and cauda equina and intramedullary deposits in the brain. This pattern of neural involvement with anal canal carcinoma has not been reported previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1189-1191
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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