Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis associated with rectal carcinoma - A paraneoplastic syndrome or coincidence?

Yosef S. Haviv, Mordechai R. Kramer, Rifaat Safadi

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Abstract

The association between lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is well documented, complicating ≥10% of cases involving IPF. This association is considered to be a result of neoplastic degeneration, rather than a paraneoplastic phenomenon. However, rectal carcinoma has only rarely been linked to paraneoplastic manifestations. We describe a young patient with IPF that preceded the appearance of rectal carcinoma by 6 mo. The possible association between the two disorders is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-839
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

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