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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 8591697, 4 pages
Case Report

Concurrent Occurrence of Tumor in Colon and Small Bowel following Intestinal Obstruction: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1The Division of Hepatobiliary & Organ Transplantation, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received 19 January 2016; Revised 17 March 2016; Accepted 23 March 2016

Academic Editor: Alexander R. Novotny

Copyright © 2016 Seyed Mohammad Reza Nejatollahi and Omid Etemad. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An intestinal obstruction occurs when either the small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked so it prevents passing the food or fluid through the small/large bowel. This blockage is due to the existence of a mechanical obstruction such as foreign material, mass, hernia, or volvulus. Common symptoms include cramping pain, nausea and vomiting, changes in bowel habits, inability to pass stool, and lack of gas. We present a case of an 83-year-old man who had been referred to Taleghani Hospital with symptoms of bowel obstruction. He underwent the surgery. The findings of exploration of the entire abdomen showed two types of mass separately in two different organs. In postoperative workup, pathology reported two types of tumors (adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors).