, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 197-201
Date: 13 Dec 2011

Jejunal Adenocarcinoma: An Elusive Diagnosis

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Abstract

Tubercular stricture of small bowel is a common cause of subacute intestinal obstruction in India. In a small subset of patients the cause of the intestinal obstruction could be adenocarcinoma of jejunum. It is difficult to diagnose preoperatively. The point of concern is compared to tubercular stricture, the treatment of jejunal adenocarcinoma is always surgical in the form of cancer directed surgery. The operating surgeon needs to have a very high suspicion for jejunal adenocarcinoma because the timely treatment offers the best survival in otherwise an aggressive disease with bleak prognosis.