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.
- Colonic Neoplasms/diagnosis/physiopathology/surgery,
- Occult Blood,
- Pregnancy Complications/diagnosis/physiopathology/surgery
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