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Perforation of an adenocarcinoma of the small bowel affected by regional enteritis.
  1. J Heathcote,
  2. C M Knauer,
  3. D Oakes,
  4. R W Archibald


    This report is of a patient with long-term small bowel regional enteritis who presented with a perforation of an adenocarcinoma involving a diseased portion of ileum. Adenocarcinoma of the small bowel is rare. The incidence of small bowel adenocarcinoma may be higher in patients with regional enteritis, but a definite relationship cannot be established on the basis of data presently available. Small bowel adenocarcinoma in regional enteritis usually presents with obstructive symptoms.

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