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Case Report  |   February 1997
Colon carcinoma discovered in an adolescent during inguinal hernia repair
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Case Report   |   February 1997
Colon carcinoma discovered in an adolescent during inguinal hernia repair
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1997, Vol. 97, 100. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.2.100
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1997, Vol. 97, 100. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.2.100
Abstract

Colon carcinoma is an unusual tumor during childhood. The authors report a case of metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma diagnosed in a 14-year-old boy during inguinal hernia repair. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of this rare disease presenting as an inguinal hernia.