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Adenocarcinoma of the ileum; a rare cause of intestinal obstruction

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A. B. Prabhashwara,

District General Hospital, Matara, LK
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D. C. Rajapakse,

District General Hospital Matara, LK
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P. K. H. Wickramasuriya

District General Hospital, Matara, LK
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Abstract

Small bowel carcinomas are usually in advanced, terminal stages when they are diagnosed. It's clinical rarity and multiple possible clinical presentations, makes diagnosis and management challenging. In this case report, we discuss about an elderly female who presents with intestinal obstruction due to a tumor in the ileum, which later proved to be a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the small intestine.
How to Cite: Prabhashwara, A.B., Rajapakse, D.C. and Wickramasuriya, P.K.H., 2018. Adenocarcinoma of the ileum; a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 27(2), pp.50–54. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v27i2.90
Published on 21 Dec 2018.
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