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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153-156

Case series: Two rare cases of primary jejunal adenocarcinoma with different clinical presentation


Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology, INHS Asvini, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Surg Lt Purvesh Agrawal
Department of Medicine, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_39_18

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Small bowel tumors are rare, accounting for <5% of gastrointestinal neoplasms, 1%–2% of these being malignant. The most common histological subtype is adenocarcinoma. Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) is challenging to diagnose, often presents at a late stage, and has a poor prognosis. Therefore, a high index of clinical suspicion is required to diagnose such patients, and a better outcome with early-stage detection is expected. We report here two cases of jejunal adenocarcinoma. (a) A 53-year-old male presenting with iron deficiency anemia. (b) An 81-year old-female presenting with subacute intestinal obstruction. Diagnosis of SBA remains a challenge. A physician's suspicion and awareness are crucial in such patients. The early diagnosis will affect overall survival and mortality rate. Because the incidence of SBA is very low, there is a need for further studies to evaluate the possible application of newer investigative agents and strategies to obtain a better outcome.


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