Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 555–558 | Cite as

Adenocarcinoma arising in interposed colon

Report of a case
  • Manish Goyal
  • Dae H. Bang
  • Laurence E. Cohen
Case Reports


A rare occurrence of primary adenocarcinoma arising in an interposed colon nearly seven years after the surgery is described. Remarkably, there were no symptoms from a large mass in the transposed bowel. Diagnosis was made fortuitously while searching for the cause of the patient's iron-deficiency anemia. The rationale for careful preoperative screening of the colonic segment intended for transplant to exclude pre-existing pathology is reemphasized. The various methods of evaluating the postoperative colon graft and their advantages and limitations are discussed.

Key words

Carcinoma Colon interposition Barium swallow Endoscopy Computed tomography 


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© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manish Goyal
    • 1
  • Dae H. Bang
    • 1
  • Laurence E. Cohen
    • 2
  1. 1.From the Department of Radiology, Mercy Medical Center, Canton Affiliated Hospitals, Radiology Residency ProgramNortheastern Ohio Universities College of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Gastroenterology Associates, Inc.Canton

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