Severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia was found in an 89-year-old man who presented with fatigue and chest pain. A search for an underlying condition revealed a tumor in the cecum. Cecostomy and right hemicolectomy were performed and were followed by a prompt resolution of the hemolytic process. The tumor was a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. The immediate cessation of hemolysis upon removal of the malignant tissue may indicate a linkage between, rather than a coincidental presence of, the two diseases. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.
- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
- Carcinoma of cecum