Author(s): De Friend DJ, Kramer E, Prescott R, Corson J, Gallagher P
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Abstract We present a case of cutaneous recurrence from an adenocarcinoma of the rectum, which was diagnosed 7 months after anterior resection of the primary tumour had been performed using the EEA stapling device to fashion the anastomosis. We propose that the recurrence was caused by the seeding of exfoliated tumour cells into an area of perianal skin which was abraded during the introduction of the stapling gun.
This article was published in Ann R Coll Surg Engl
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System