Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 35, Issue 8, pp 806–809 | Cite as

Primary squamous-cell carcinoma of the small bowel

Report of a case
  • Manuel Viamonte
  • Maria Viamonte
Case Reports


This is the first case report of a primary, pure squamous-cell carcinoma of the small bowel. Small bowel cancer represents only 1 to 2 percent of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Over 35 different histologic types of small bowel tumors have been described. By far, most small bowel epithelial tumors are metastatic. A 65-year-old white female presented with abdominal pain, melena, and hematochezia and was found to have a 5.5-cm, ulcerated, well-differentiated, keratinizing, squamous-cell carcinoma of the terminal ileum.

Key words

Small bowel Malignancy Squamous-cell carcinoma Small intestine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Viamonte
    • 1
  • Maria Viamonte
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical CenterMiami
  2. 2.Department of PathologySt. Francis HospitalMiami Beach

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