Medical Case Details:
A 74 year old female patient with no prior medical illness presents to a general practitioner with abdominal pain, alternating diarrhea and constipation, without any visible blood, slight weight loss (3 kg in two months), good appetite, and fatigue in the last two to three weeks.
Clinically, the patient is in a good condition, the body mass index is at 29, abdomen: soft and lax, fatty, PR: normal.
On investigation, lab tests showed mild iron deficiency anemia (10 g/dL), U/S: WNL, colonoscopy: showed a vegetative tumor, slight bleeding at 90 cm of anocutaneous line, biopsy was taken and pathology report: Adenocarcinoma. CT scan of thoracic, and abdomen: distant metastasis was ruled out.
The segmental colectomy is planned for next week.