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Colon carcinoma complicating pregnancy. A report of two cases
The Journal of reproductive medicine
  • Bradley J. Van Voorhis, University of Iowa
  • D. P. Cruikshank
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Reprod Med
PubMed ID
Two cases occurred of colon carcinoma complicating pregnancy. Both patients presented with occult blood in the stool and iron deficiency anemia; that makes their cases different from the 20 previously reported ones of colon carcinoma above the peritoneal reflection associated with pregnancy. These cases illustrate the importance of a rectal examination and stool guiaic test in evaluating iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy.
  • Adenocarcinoma/diagnosis/physiopathology/surgery,
  • Adult,
  • Colonic Neoplasms/diagnosis/physiopathology/surgery,
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Occult Blood,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Pregnancy Complications/diagnosis/physiopathology/surgery
Published Article/Book Citation
The Journal of reproductive medicine, 34:11 (1989) pp.923-927.
Citation Information
Bradley J. Van Voorhis and D. P. Cruikshank. "Colon carcinoma complicating pregnancy. A report of two cases" The Journal of reproductive medicine Vol. 34 Iss. 11 (1989) p. 923 - 927 ISSN: 0024-7758
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