J Med Assoc Thai 2000; 83 (2):204

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Colonic Carcinoma : A Case Report in a Child and Review Literature
Ukarapol N Mail, Wongsawasdi L , Singhavejsakul J

This article reports one case of child colonic carcinoma. This is a rare disease in children
which usually occurs in predisposing conditions, e.g. ulcerative colitis, familial polyposis coli,
Gardner's syndrome, Turcot's syndrome and Peutz-Jegher's syndrome. The patient in this report
was 12 years old. He presented with chronic intermittent colicky abdominal pain and uncor-
rectable iron deficiency anemia for 7 months prior to definite diagnosis. This report also reviews
the literature about colorectal carcinoma in children. Physicians can make an early diagnosis with
a high index of suspicion if they cannot explain clearly what causes abdominal pain. Further
investigations should be performed, thereby, avoiding delayed diagnosis and improving survival
rate.
Key word : Colonic Carcinoma, Children, Abdominal Pain, Anemia

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