Adenocarcinoma of the jejunum: A pediatric case report

Chen Sheng Huang, Chih Cheng Luo, Jer Nan Lin, Shiu Feng Huang

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Abstract

The clinical history and surgical findings of an adenocarcinoma of the jejunum in a 15year-old boy are reported. The diagnosis of small bowel carcinoma remains difficult, primarily because of the rarity of the disease and the ambiguity of its symptoms. We reviewed the literature on this subject and found a total of seven cases of adenocarcinima of the jejunum and ileum in patients under 20 years of age. We report this case for its rarity and the findings which should alert the pediatricians including intermittent abdominal pain, severe loss of body weight, and stools positive for guaiac.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Jejunum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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