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Malakoplakia and colorectal adenocarcinoma.
  1. A. W. Bates,
  2. S. Dev,
  3. S. I. Baithun
  1. Department of Morbid Anatomy, London Hospital Medical College, UK.


    We report a case of malakoplakia in association with colonic adenocarcinoma. Tumour-associated malakoplakia in the gastrointestinal tract is a rare finding, generally confined to the colon. It may be locally aggressive, with invasion of pericolic tissues, but is always located adjacent to the tumour. This contrasts with the often more diffuse, multifocal distribution of colonic malakoplakia in association with other pathologies.

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