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J Clin Pathol. 1993 October; 46(10): 959–960.
PMCID: PMC501628

Malakoplakia and adenocarcinoma of the caecum: a rare association.


Colonic malakoplakia can occur either as a part of systemic disease with multiple colonic and extracolonic deposits or as an incidental finding associated with a rectal or sigmoidal adenocarcinoma. A case is reported which shows an association between malakoplakia and adenocarcinoma of the caecum.

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