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J Korean Soc Coloproctol. 2005 Jun;21(3):178-180. Korean. Case Report.
Lee TS , Bae OS , Park SD .
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.

Colorectal cancer and rectal prolapse occur more frequently in elderly patients. Although the relationship between complete rectal prolapse and colorectal cancer has not yet been clarified, when both diseases develop simultaneously in a patient, it may be due to just coincidence or to a promotion of prolapse due to accelerated constipation caused by cancer. Thus, patients with a sudden onset of rectal prolapse should be screened for colorectal cancer. We report a case of complete rectal prolapse combined with early rectal cancer in a 75 year-old woman who was successfully treated with a perineal rectosigmoidectomy.

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