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Revista Medica Herediana

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NAKANDAKARI, Mayron D.; DE LA ROSA, Dyanne N.; JARAMILLO, José  and  BRYSON, Walter. Peritoneal carcinomatosis secondary to signet ring cell colon carcinoma: a case-report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.3, pp.190-194. ISSN 1018-130X.

Peritoneal carcinomatosis(PC) secondary to colonic adenocarcinoma is an infrequent condition usuallyassociated with poor prognosis We report the case of 26-year old male patient diagnosed of entero-peritoneal tuberculosis treated with a standard regimen for drug-sensitive tuberculosis.The patient had one month of illness characterized by abdominal pain, nausea,vomiting and constipation. A diagnosis of “frozen abdomen” was made and a laparotomy was performed finding white nodules mimicking “milliary seeds”. The patient was admitted with apresumed diagnosis of tuberculosis or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The biopsy revealed PC secondary to signet ring cell colon carcinoma

Keywords : Carcinomatosis; peritoneum; adenocarcinoma.

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