SALVADOR S. HARGUINDEY, M.D.; RALPH C. KOLBECK, PH.D.; EDWIN D. BRANSOME JR., M.D.
During the past years there has been an increasing number of reports of colonic cancer arising at the sites of implantation of the ureters into the colon (1). Tank, Karsch, and Lapides (2), as well as others, have estimated that the incidence of cancer after such procedures is increased from 500 to 6000 times.
We have recently observed the case of a patient who underwent bilateral ureterosigmoidostomy 26 years ago at age 2 for correction of congenital exstrophy of the bladder. Two years ago, 24 years after the procedure, a colonic carcinoma was found arising at the site of implantation
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HARGUINDEY SS, KOLBECK RC, BRANSOME ED. Ureterosigmoidostomy and Cancer: New Observations. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:833. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-833_1
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