Squamous-cell carcinoma of the proximal colon: Report of a case and review of the literature

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A case of an undoubted squamous-cell carcinoma arising at the hepatic flexure in the colon of a middle-aged man is reported. Review of the literature and exclusion of cases not strictly comparable suggest that pure squamous-cell carcinoma of the colon is rare, this being only the fifteenth such tumor reported, and only the second recorded case of such a tumor of the heaptic flexure. Possible pathogenesis is suggested.

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