Not always a distant metastasis: Can be a double maliganancy too

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Author Details : Prachi*, Hema Malini Aiyer

Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 403-405

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The incidence of double malignancy reported are between 0.3% and 4.3%. The second primary lesion is identified either simultaneously with the primary lesion (synchronous) or after a period of time (metachronous). We report a case in a 63-year-old male presenting with double malignancy with adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon and a pre- sacral Chordoma of which the latter was detected accidentally on imaging. The patient underwent surgical excision of the pre-sacral mass and an exploratory laparotomy with Right Hemicolectomy. The increasing incidence of multiple malignant tumors is a real challenge to both clinicians and pathologists and close attention should be paid to imaging and histologic findings to avoid a misdiagnosis. In addition an early diagnosis is essential to achieve optimal treatment. We believe that the treatment modalities should be carefully tailored for each individual patient diagnosed with a double malignancy.

Keywords: Double malignancy, Ascending colon, Chordoma.

How to cite : Prachi, Aiyer H M, Not always a distant metastasis: Can be a double maliganancy too. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2021;8(3):403-405

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Received : 17-03-2021

Accepted : 24-05-2021

Available online : 13-08-2021

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