Day late and dollar short! Delayed recurrence of recto-sigmoid cancer involving sacrum and long term surveillance

Ahmad S.S., Khalilullah K., Dillon K.M.


Patients with colorectal cancer will develop recurrence of the disease with greater than 90% having it in the first 5 years following surgery. If detected early, may be amenable to potentially curative surgical resection. This provides the rationale for a follow-up strategy in patients with resected colorectal cancer. We report a case of a 68-year-old female who had a loco regional recurrence after 13 years of primary surgery involving the middle part of sacrum, raising the question regarding the long term surveillance.

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Case Studies in Surgery  ISSN 2377-7311(Print)  ISSN 2377-732X(Online)

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