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Case 9.14 

Case 9.14
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Case 9.14
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Christine U. Lee

, and James F. Glockner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199915705.003.0236
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date: 21 October 2019

60-year-old man with anemia and progressive fatigue

Coronal SSFP (Figure 9.14.1) and postgadolinium 3D SPGR (Figure 9.14.2) images show a focal nonobstructive mass in the cecum, with mural thickening and hyperenchancement.

Cecal adenocarcinoma

Colorectal carcinoma is the second leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer) in the United States. Incidence rates have remained relatively stable over the past 30 years while the mortality rate has decreased, particularly in women. Most colorectal cancers arise from adenomatous polyps, which are common in middle-aged and elderly patients. Screening and autopsy studies describe an incidence of more than 30%, although less than 1% of these polyps become malignant....

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