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Rectal carcinoma in pregnancy – a case report
1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Distrital de Santarém, Santarém
2 Department of General Surgery, Hospital Distrital de Santarém, Santarém (Portugal)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2015, 36(2), 223–225; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo2626.2015
Published: 10 April 2015
The authors present a case of a pregnant woman suffering from colorectal cancer in order to contribute to the knowledge regarding this situation and to optimise its management. Rectal cancer in pregnancy is a rare disease, challenging clinicians as there are no generally accepted guidelines regarding diagnosis or treatment. Early diagnosis remains to be the key. When the disease is particularly aggressive, the prognosis remains poor despite pregnancy cessation and radical therapy.