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“metastatic tumors in small intestine

Authors:Jaya Manchanda*, A.K.Sirasagi ,R.M.Potekar,Mihir Bhalodia
Int J Biol Med Res. 2015; 6(2): 5024-5026  |  PDF File


Abstract Malignant tumors of the small bowel are rare and accounts for the <2 % of total gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy. The age-adjusted incidence of small bowel malignancy is 1 per 100,000 with prevalence of 0.6% . Management of these tumors is challenging because of their rarity, relative inaccessibility for diagnosis and diverse histologic types and nonspecific symptoms. Because of the heterogenous and aggressive nature many of them present with recurrence and visceral metastasis. They also have a poor prognosis because most patients present with advanced disease. Here we present four cases of intestinal metastasis.