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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-33

Intractable small-bowel obstruction due to urothelial cell carcinoma metastasis to the distal ileum: A rare cause of malignant bowel obstruction


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Taichung Armed Forces General Hospital, Taichung; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
4 Department of Pathology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hsuan-Hwai Lin
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri.Service General Hospital, No. 325, Section 2, Cheng-Gong Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 114
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_32_19

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Most patients with partial intestinal obstruction can be managed without surgical intervention. Here, we report the case of a patient who presented with partial intestinal obstruction. He had been diagnosed with high-grade urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) 1.5 years previously, for which the surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy had been successfully performed. He showed a poor response to medical treatment for the partial intestinal obstruction, and surgery provided only a short-term benefit. Such cases of intractable small-bowel obstruction are infrequent and pose a challenge to clinicians. Although very rare, the possibility of UCC metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract should be considered in the differential diagnosis of refractory intestinal obstruction and history of UCC.


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