IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 44 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog3929.2017

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 46 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

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Distinguishing rectal cancer from other rectal pathology during pregnancy: a deadly difference
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1 Multidisciplinary Breast and Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
3 Department of Medical Oncology Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2017, 44(4), 616–618;
Published: 10 August 2017
Colorectal cancer during pregnancy is very uncommon. The overlapping signs and symptoms between the cancer and pregnancy leads almost always to a late diagnosis and subsequently poor survival. When the diagnosis is made, the doctors are left with many challenges and questions concerning the mother and her unborn child. The present article describes a 32-year-old pregnant woman who was diagnosed with an advanced anal tumor at a term pregnancy. Despite all efforts the patient succumbed. Colorectal problems during pregnancy are often related to the pregnancy, but are sometimes are due to something else. As a clinician one should always think out of the box and consider rare events, even if they seem not obvious.
Rectal cancer
Rectal problems
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