Volume : 3
Issue : 3
Synchronous double malignancy: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia and carcinoma rectum
Meher Lakshmi Konatam, Triveni B, Sai Mallikarjun S, Sree Lakshmi S
Pdf Page Numbers :- 134-136
Meher Lakshmi Konatam1,*, Triveni B1, Sai Mallikarjun S1 and Sree Lakshmi S1
1MNJ Institute of Oncology and & Regional Cancer Centre, Red Hills, Lakadikapul, Hyderabad-500004, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. Meher Lakshmi Konatam, Assistant Professor, MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre, Red Hills, Lakadikapul, Hyderabad-500004, Telangana, India. Tel.: 9440592569; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 11 May 2015; Revised 13 June 2015; Accepted 26 June 2015; Published 30 June 2015
Citation: Meher Lakshmi K, Triveni B, Sai Mallikarjun S, Sree Lakshmi S. Synchronous double malignancy: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia and carcinoma rectum. J Med Sci Res. 2015; 3(3):134-136. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2015/3-026
Copyright: © 2015 Meher Lakshmi K, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Synchronous double malignancy involving hematopoietic system and solid organs is rare. We report an interesting case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and carcinoma rectum. High index of suspicion is required in leukemic patients with bleeding per rectum to diagnose synchronous malignancy at an early stage.
Keywords: double malignancy; carcinoma rectum; acute lymphoblastic leukemia; synchronous malignancy