CHARLES H. BROWN, M.S., M.D.; JAMES R. COLVERT, M.D.; BROCK E. BRUSH, M.S., M.D.
Carcinoma of the cecum and ascending colon is commonly believed to produce symptoms of anemia, diarrhea, and alternating diarrhea and constipation. Recently we have observed several cases of carcinoma of the cecum and ascending colon that did not fit into the classical picture, but had symptoms of obstruction and pain. Symptoms of obstruction and pain are supposedly not common symptoms of malignancy in this region of the colon. This has prompted us to review and correlate with the literature the clinical findings in 60 cases of carcinoma of the cecum and ascending colon. It is not the purpose of
BROWN CH, COLVERT JR, BRUSH BE. CLINICAL ASPECTS OF CARCINOMA OF THE CECUM AND ASCENDING COLON: REPORT OF 60 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:940–948. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-5-940
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