Adenocarcinoma of the ileum: A rare and challenging entity

  title={Adenocarcinoma of the ileum: A rare and challenging entity},
  author={C. Nabais and Raquel Sal{\'u}stio and F. V. Sousa and Eus{\'e}bio Porto and C. Cardoso and Caldeira Fradique},
  journal={Annals of Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={116 - 118}
Introduction Primary small bowel malignancy is unusual and accounts for 1–3% of all gastrointestinal tract neoplasms. Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common histologic types, but its frequency decreases with more distal locations. Its clinical presentation is nonspecific and is usually associated with advanced disease, which contributes to delayed diagnosis. Presentation of case A 66-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with a 6-day history of progressively worsening abdominal pain… Expand
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