Association of chagasic megacolon and cancer of the colon: case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

There are few descriptions of association between chagasic megacolon and colon cancer. We report a case of obstructive abdomen caused by adenocarcinoma of the left colon in chagasic megacolon. A review of the literature revealed 8 cases of this association and, analyzing together the series of findings of cancer in chagasic organomegalies, we found a frequency of 4.8% in megaesophagus and 0.1% in megacolon.

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@article{Adad2002AssociationOC, title={Association of chagasic megacolon and cancer of the colon: case report and review of the literature.}, author={Sheila Jorge Adad and Renata Margarida Etchebehere and Jos{\'e} de Ribamar Ara{\'u}jo and Andr{\'e}a Berdu Madureira and Vanessa Guimar{\~a}es de Freitas Lima and Alex Augusto da Silva and Crema Eduardo}, journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical}, year={2002}, volume={35 1}, pages={63-8} }