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African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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Duodenal adenocarcinoma in a 10-year-old boy

Z Mohamed, B Habib, BA Rabia, H Youssef, BM Riath, G Youssef, K Nejib

Abstract


Gastrointestinal malignancies are extremely rare in the paediatric population and duodenal cancers represent an even more unusual entity. It represents 0.3-1% of all gastrointestinal tumours. A case report of a 10-year-old boy with duodenal adenocarcinoma is reported and the diffi culties of diagnosing and  treating this rare tumour are discussed.

Key words: Duodenal adenocarcinoma, paediatric population, surgery




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