Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum Article Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Abdominal Neoplasms
  • Deciduoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Neoplasms

abstract

  • Neuroendocrine carcinomas of the colon and rectum are uncommon, comprising less than 1 percent of colon and rectal cancers. Pathologically, these tumors are poorly differentiated carcinomas with distinctive cytoarchitectural features and are often immunoreactive for markers of neuroendocrine differentiation. The prognosis for high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas is poor, as most patients have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis.

publication date

  • February 2004

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10350-003-0038-1

PubMed ID

  • 15043285

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 163

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 47

number

  • 2