Article Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma of cervix origin with rare metastasis to the colon

Authors: Andrew Lelchuk, Nicholas Morin, Kevin Bain


We discuss the rare case of a 47-year-old female with a history of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ of the cervix, who presents with a bowel obstruction secondary to a sigmoid colon mass confirmed to be SCC of cervical origin. SCC is one of the rare malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, and may occur as either a primary or secondary lesion. Metastasis from the cervix to the gastrointestinal tract is a rare occurrence, and has only been described in a handful of case reports. The treatment for colonic metastatic tumor arising from cervical SCC remains controversial. Surgery and debulking are the primary treatment modalities, while the role for radiotherapy and chemotherapy remain ambiguous. Further study is required to compare the efficacy of different treatment regimens.