Rectal Cancer a Rare Presentation in 18-Year-Old Male Patient: A Case Report

Nandkishore Jaiswal, Aniket Payagude
2017 Annals of International medical and Dental Research  
Colorectal cancer [CRC] generally presents in adults > 50 years of age, it is relatively uncommon for these cancers to present in adolescents. Moreover, the presentation is of advanced stage, with poor outcome in younger age groups. Due to non-specific symptoms and relative rarity in children and adolescents high degree of suspicion is required in managing these patients. As the majority of these cases are sporadic in origin and due to limited knowledge of molecular pathogenesis, screening
more » ... sis, screening guidelines are yet to be defined. We here report a case of 18-year male that presented with per rectal bleed and mass felt on digital rectal examination with no genetic predisposition. Biopsy confirmed it to be a mucinous adenocarcinoma. The patient was managed by Abdomino-perineal resection and post-operative chemotherapy.
doi:10.21276/aimdr.2017.3.3.sg1 fatcat:2hdnjfv7uzcafkthunuyicg77e