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Mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in rectovaginal fistulas associated with Crohn's disease.

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Moore-Maxwell, CA; Robboy, SJ
Published in: Gynecol Oncol
April 2004

BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by focal, transmural inflammation of the intestine. Gynecologic involvement, including rectovaginal fistula formation, is frequent. Case #1. A 53-year-old female with a 30-year history of Crohn's disease and numerous perirectal fistulas developed a foul smelling, purulent drainage from her rectum and a mucopurulent, bloody discharge from her vagina. A lower vaginal lesion biopsy demonstrated a low-grade mucinous adenocarcinoma. Case #2. A 42-year-old female with a 15-year history of Crohn's disease developed drainage from her vagina. Physical examination revealed an enlarging mass involving the posterior wall of the vaginal vault that connected to the anus by a fistula tract. A biopsy revealed mucinous adenocarcinoma. CONCLUSIONS: Malignant transformation of persistent rectovaginal fistulas is a potential complication of Crohn's disease.

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Published In

Gynecol Oncol

DOI

ISSN

0090-8258

Publication Date

April 2004

Volume

93

Issue

1

Start / End Page

266 / 268

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vaginal Neoplasms
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Crohn Disease
  • Adult
  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous
  • 3215 Reproductive medicine
 

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Moore-Maxwell, C. A., & Robboy, S. J. (2004). Mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in rectovaginal fistulas associated with Crohn's disease. Gynecol Oncol, 93(1), 266–268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2003.11.056
Moore-Maxwell, Crystal A., and Stanley J. Robboy. “Mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in rectovaginal fistulas associated with Crohn's disease.Gynecol Oncol 93, no. 1 (April 2004): 266–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2003.11.056.
Moore-Maxwell CA, Robboy SJ. Mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in rectovaginal fistulas associated with Crohn's disease. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Apr;93(1):266–8.
Moore-Maxwell, Crystal A., and Stanley J. Robboy. “Mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in rectovaginal fistulas associated with Crohn's disease.Gynecol Oncol, vol. 93, no. 1, Apr. 2004, pp. 266–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2003.11.056.
Moore-Maxwell CA, Robboy SJ. Mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in rectovaginal fistulas associated with Crohn's disease. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Apr;93(1):266–268.
Journal cover image

Published In

Gynecol Oncol

DOI

ISSN

0090-8258

Publication Date

April 2004

Volume

93

Issue

1

Start / End Page

266 / 268

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vaginal Neoplasms
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Crohn Disease
  • Adult
  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous
  • 3215 Reproductive medicine