Postoperation of cervical cancer with intestine metastasis: A case report and literature review

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Abstract

Background: Cervical cancer can infiltrate locally and directly spread to adjacent organs including the vagina, peritoneum, urinary bladder, ureters, rectum, and paracervical tissue, but the intestine metastasis from cervical cancer is extremely rare, which can easily be misdiagnosed. Case presentation: Here, we report a case about a 45-year-old postoperative cervical cancer patient with metastases to small intestine and sigmoid colon who presented abdominal distention and dull pain due to intestinal obstruction. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy, and two intestinal segments including the tumors were resected. The postoperative pathological diagnosis illustrated sigmoid colon and terminal ileum metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. Conclusions: This case demonstrates that intestine metastasis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in patients with cervical cancer even at an early tumor stage.

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Yu, X., Wang, Z., Zhang, Z., Liu, Y., & Huang, J. (2016). Postoperation of cervical cancer with intestine metastasis: A case report and literature review. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12957-015-0759-3

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