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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;43(5):901-904.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A case of Colorectal carcinoma During Pregnancy.
Mi Yeong Jo, Ki Hong Chang, Haeng Soo Kim, Kie Suk Oh
Colorectal cancer during pregnancy is rare but the trend for women to delay pregnancy until later in life may result in increased incidence of colorectal cancer during pregnancy. The most common symptoms are rectal bleeding, abdominal discomfort, abdominal distension, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, anemia and weight loss. Rectal bleeding, if it is occurred, is often attributed to hemorrhoids, a common finding of pregnancy and many of these symptoms are commonplace in normal pregnancy. This delays diagnosis of colorectal cancer during pregnancy and leads to more advanced stage and poor prognosis compared to the general population. We experienced a woman at 27 weeks gestation who complained of low abdominal distention and was diagnosed of sigmoid colon cancer and underwent cesarean section and hemicolectomy at 30 weeks gestation, so we present it with brief review of literature."
Key Words: colorectal cancer, pregnancy

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