Right Gluteal Abscess: An Unusual Presentation of Perforated Caecal Adenocarcinoma
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Colonic cancer presenting as a remote abscess in the gluteal region, abdominal wall, retroperitoneal region, groin or thigh is rare.
We report a case of advanced carcinoma of the caecum in an elderly lady without bowel symptoms presenting as right gluteal abscess.
In the differential diagnosis of gluteal/ upper thigh abscess the rare possibility of colonic cancer perforation as a cause should be considered.
Keywordsgluteal abscess colonic adenocarcinoma perforated colonic cancer retroperitoneal abscess
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