Is the Centralized Treatment of Small Cell Carcinoma of Anal Canal Necessary? A Case Report
General Surgeon, Hospital Gutierrez Ortega, Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, Spain
General Surgeon, Hospital General de Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Pablo Menéndez Sánchez
General Surgeon, C/ Julio Palacios 29
Esc. B. 7ºB. 28029. Madrid. España, Spain
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Received Date: June 29, 2011; Accepted Date: September 10, 2011; Published Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: Menéndez P, Rabadán L, Villarejo P, Padilla D, Pardo R (2011) Is the Centralized Treatment of Small Cell Carcinoma of Anal Canal Necessary? A Case Report. J Cancer Sci Ther 3:158-160. doi: 10.4172/1948-5956.1000080
Copyright: © 2011 Menéndez P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Anal canal tumor has different prognosis depending on the histological type. Cancer of the anal canal is an uncommon condition in digestive tumors, representing small cell cancers of the anal canal less than 0.2% of all colorectal tumors. The histological type of tumors of the anal canal will determine treatment and prognosis. We report the case of a male aged 71 who presented with rectal bleeding and constipation. It revealed a tumor 2 cm from the anal margin, with pathological diagnosis of small cell undifferentiated carcinoma. Despite treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the disease progressed to develop multiple metastases, and the patient died due to pulmonary thromboembolism and multiorgan failure. Centralized management of these tumors would allow the creation of specific guidelines for treatment and follow-up with the aim of achieving better morbidity and mortality rates.