Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the umbilicus 8 years following anterior resection for villous adenoma of the rectum
Rossi, Benjamin W.
Smart, Neil J.
Daniels, Ian R.
JournalJournal of surgical case reports
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We present the case of an 80-year-old retired consultant histopathologist who presented to us with a malignant umbilical mass 8years following resection of a sigmoid adenoma. The report details initial investigation and management of the umbilical mass and the subsequently discovered pelvic recurrence. Our conclusions of its origin, as a malignant transformation due to seeding of the original sigmoid adenoma, show the slow progression of some colorectal tumours; and the importance of obtaining a complete specimen intra-operatively.