Metachronous squamous-cell carcinoma of the colon and treatment of rectal squamous carcinoma with chemoradiotherapy.

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Rectal squamous-cell carcinoma is a rare tumour with an incidence of less than 1 per 1000 cases. We report such a case treated with chemoradiotherapy. The patient developed a metastasis in the spleen and a further squamous tumour in the right colon, both of which were successfully resected. No histological evidence of recurrent rectal tumour has been found. Two years following presentation, the patient remains disease-free although symptomatic from a radiotherapy-induced stricture of the rectum.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-20
Number of pages2
JournalColorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009