Belgian Journal of Paediatrics
Sporadic colorectal adenocarcinoma in children: an uncommon diagnosis
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Keywords

Colorectal cancer
mucinous adenocarcinoma
children

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Massart, G., Devalck , C., Kotilea , K., Verset, L., & Diallo, S. (2023). Sporadic colorectal adenocarcinoma in children: an uncommon diagnosis. Belgian Journal of Paediatrics, 25(3), 192–194. Retrieved from http://www.belgjpaediatrics.com/index.php/bjp/article/view/223

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is rare in the pediatric population. Low incidence and disease awareness among pediatricians often leads to delayed diagnosis. Compared with adult CRC, pediatric CRC is characterized by an advanced clinical stage at diagnosis and a higher frequency of unfavorable histopathology. We report the case of an 11-year-old boy diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon without any predisposing factors. 
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