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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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ARCANA, Ronald; FRISANCHO, Oscar  and  YABAR, Alejandro. Colonic intussusception by leiomyosarcoma. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.3, pp.251-254. ISSN 1022-5129.

We report the case of female patient, 34 years old, occupation Secretary. Background: Polycystic ovary and chronic anemia. No family history of cancer. The patient reported three weeks abdominal pain, fever, bloody loose stools, nausea and vomiting. Abdominal pain is located in flank and right lower quadrant, is colicky, intensity 5 / 10, associated with abdominal distension. On physical examination, vital functions indicated T 38.6 ° FC 98 x min, FR 18 x min, BP 120/80, was awake, she looked pale, in generally fair condition, lucid and oriented. The abdomen was distended, the increased bowel sounds, tympanic to percussion, with tenderness in the right abdomen (more intense in the right iliac fossa), palpable mass is not defined edges lower right quadrant of about 6cm. Clinical diagnosis: abdominal pain syndrome (appendicular mass, intestinal obstruction, intussusceptions). In examinations auxiliars highlighted in 9.1 g of hemoglobin with decreased corpuscular constants. Reviewed by history “rectal bleeding”, DRE: yellow stool, no trace of blood, so that colonoscopy was deferred. Reassessed at 24 hours, we decide surgery with a presumptive diagnosis of intestinal obstruction, intussusception. In surgery, we identified a transverse colon tumor (with colo-colonic intussusception) and 10cm of colon was resected and meso tumor: TT anastomosis was performed in transverse colon. The lesion was a tumor of the middle region of the transverse colon, proliferative fibroid appearance, which almost completely obstructed the intestinal lumen, measuring about 7x5cm. The study of pathology with immunohistochemistry indicated that the tumor corresponded to leiomyosarcoma of the colon. Was discharged in good condition. The rarity of this type of malignancy and this type of presentation led us to make this report.

Keywords : Leiomyosarcoma; Intestinal obstruction; Intususception.

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