Unexpected Findings: Intraoperatively Suspected Colon Cancer Turns Out to Be Rectal Cancer

  • Daniel L. FeingoldEmail author
  • Steven A. Lee-Kong


Unexpected findings are not infrequently encountered, either intraoperatively or in the postoperative settings. This chapter will discuss when a suspected colon cancer turns out to be rectal cancer in the operating room.


Colon cancer Rectal cancer Tumor localization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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