Small cell carcinoma of rectum: A case report

Ihtiyar E., Algin C., IŞIKSOY S., ATEŞ E.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.11, no.20, pp.3156-3158, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3156
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3156-3158
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


We present a case of a 40-year-old woman with small-cell carcinoma (SCC) of the rectum. She had profuse bleeding in rectum for 5 d. By colonoscopy, polyps were determined in the rectum and biopsies were carried out. Histopathologically, the polyps were adenomatous. Because of the profuse bleeding in rectum, she underwent low anterior resection. After the diagnosis of SCC, she received intravenous chemotherapy with standard doses of siklofosfamid, adriamycin, and vepesid. Nevertheless, intracranial metastases were revealed and she died 6 mo after the operation.