Cloacogenic carcinoma.


Journal Article

Cloacogenic carcinoma is a rare tumor of the anorectal region originating from a persistant remnant of the cloacal membrane of the embryo. The tumor accounts for 2-3% of anorectal carcinomas and occurs more than twice as often in women. Most tumors present as fungating or ulcerating lesions, but the tumor may arise in anal ducts and present as a submucosal mass. Wide abdominoperineal resection is the treatment of choice with a five year survival of 50%. Metastases occurs to the inguinal lymph nodes in more than 50% of the patients at sometime during the course of the disease with distant metastases occuring most commonly to liver and lungs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sink, JD; Kramer, SA; Copeland, DD; Seigler, HF

Published Date

  • July 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 188 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 666378

Pubmed Central ID

  • 666378

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4932

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000658-197807000-00009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States