Bony metaplasia in a caecum adenocarcinoma.


Ectopic bone formation in the digestive tract is a very rare phenomenon in pathology. Most cases of bone metaplasia were found in distal colon tumors, rectum and sigmoid respectively. We present a case of well-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the caecum (the second case of literature) associated with bone metaplasia, which debuted atypical, with symptoms of infectious enterocolitis, in a 72-year-old female patient, with no history of digestive pathology. Highlighting bone metaplasia was achieved by current histological techniques. Patient's evolution was favorable with surgical treatment and chemotherapy.

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@article{Mogoanta2012BonyMI, title={Bony metaplasia in a caecum adenocarcinoma.}, author={St Mogoanta and Cristian Mesina and Liliana Streba and Anca Mihaela Predescu and Garofiţa Olivia Mateescu and Gabriela Muţiu and Laurențiu Mogoantă}, journal={Romanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie}, year={2012}, volume={53 3 Suppl}, pages={827-30} }