n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Colon cancer presenting as a hepatic mass in pregnancy : a case report and review of the literature : case report
|Article Title||Colon cancer presenting as a hepatic mass in pregnancy : a case report and review of the literature : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Affiliations||1 Grey's-Edendale Hospitals Complex, 2 Grey's-Edendale Hospitals Complex, 3 Grey's-Edendale Hospitals Complex and 4 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Aug 2014|
|Pages||60 - 62|
The incidences of hepatic masses and colon cancer in pregnancy are low. The clinical features of each can mimic those of pregnancy, thereby posing a diagnostic challenge to clinicians, particularly when the clinical scenario is complicated by HIV infection. This report illustrates such diagnostic difficulties, and the need to offer diagnostic colonoscopy to HIV-infected pregnant women who present with both a hepatic mass and minor gastrointestinal symptoms. It also highlights an approach to the management of colon carcinoma presenting as a hepatic mass in pregnancy.
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