Turcot syndrome in an elderly adult

Roque Castillo, Margaret Mary G. Wilson

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A 67-year-old woman presented with hematochezia and an episode of transient expressive dysphasia. She was found to have multiple colonic polyps with adenocarcinomatous changes. Computed tomography brain scan and computed tomography-guided biopsy revealed a left frontoparietal glioblastoma multiforme. This case illustrates the rare presentation of Turcot syndrome - a hereditary colorectal polyposis syndrome - in an older adult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-450
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 9 2002


  • Colonic neoplasms
  • Glioblastoma
  • Intestinal polyps


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