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Adenocarcinoma in an ileal pouch after prior proctocolectomy for carcinoma in a patient with ulcerative pancolitis

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 We report the first known case of pouch carcinoma in a 35-year-old female patient following proctocolectomy for adenocarcinoma in ulcerative pancolitis with backwash ileitis. Pouch cancer was diagnosed 2 years after the pelvic pouch procedure, illustrating that there might be a risk of pouch cancer in such patients. Adenocarcinoma arising in an ileoanal reservoir is rare. Two other cases have been reported: both patients concerned were believed to have developed cancer in small areas of residual remaining rectal mucosa.

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Received: 17 December 1997 / Accepted: 24 March 1998

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Vieth, M., Grunewald, M., Niemeyer, C. et al. Adenocarcinoma in an ileal pouch after prior proctocolectomy for carcinoma in a patient with ulcerative pancolitis. Virchows Archiv 433, 281–284 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004280050248

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