Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2006 / Article

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Volume 20 |Article ID 893928 |

Hugh J Freeman, Ken W Berean, "Resolution of Paraneoplastic Collagenous Enterocolitis after Resection of Colon Cancer", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 20, Article ID 893928, 4 pages, 2006.

Resolution of Paraneoplastic Collagenous Enterocolitis after Resection of Colon Cancer

Received20 Jul 2005
Accepted21 Nov 2005


A 52-year-old woman developed severe watery diarrhea, weight loss, anemia and hypoalbuminemia. A localized colon cancer was detected. Subsequently, extensive collagenous mucosal involvement of the small and large intestine was discovered. After resection of the colon cancer, her symptoms resolved. In addition, resolution of the inflammatory process occurred, including the subepithelial collagen deposits. Despite extensive small and large intestinal involvement, both clinical and histological resolution of collagenous inflammatory disease was evident. Collagenous enterocolitis is an inflammatory process that may represent a distinctive and reversible paraneoplastic phenomenon.

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