CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Avicenna J Med 2021; 11(04): 217-220
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736543
Case Report

Large Bowel Obstruction Caused by Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Case Report

Mohamad Khaled Almujarkesh
1  Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
2  Division of Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Ahmad Ismayl
3  Division of Internal Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
4  Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Muhammed Rodwan Hiba
5  Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, Florida, United States
› Author Affiliations
Funding M.A. was funded by the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award number TL1TR002388. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health
The rest of authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


Bowel obstruction is a frequently encountered condition worldwide that causes numerous admissions to hospitals. Metastatic carcinoma has been identified as one of the infrequently encountered causes of bowel obstruction. Prostate cancer typically metastasizes to lymph nodes, bone, lungs, liver, and brain. In this article, we reported the case of a 75-year-old man who presented with bowel obstruction due to narrowing and stricture of the rectum. Primary rectal mass was initially diagnosed, but upon further investigation, it was found that the mass resembled prostate tissue. The bowel obstruction was managed surgically with a colostomy. The patient was later referred to oncology for chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.

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Publication History

Publication Date:
15 November 2021 (online)

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