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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 763-766

Sporadic pediatric colorectal carcinoma without known genetic predisposition - Defying the dictum: Learning lesson with review of the literature


1 Department of Pathology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Ranjan Agrawal
MD; FIC Path; MIAC, DHA, Professor & Head, Department of Pathology, Rajshree Medical Research Institute, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpm.ijpm_149_21

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Pediatric colorectal carcinomas are extremely rare with an incidence of nearly 1.3 per million. Diagnosis is usually delayed following a lack of suspicion at this age. Increasing incidence as well as awareness provides an insight into the disease entity. Two cases of childhood colorectal carcinoma, one in an 11 and another in a 19-year-old boy are presented. However, they have been reparted to carry a forarable outcome. Both the cases showed mucin and signet ring cells which indicates an aggressive behavior. The presentation highlights the clinical characteristics and genetic implications in most of the patients. However, both our cases did not show any predisposing or genetic predisposition. These cases are presented to make aware the readers as to how the common dictum can be reversed and adolescents can also be affected by cancer, a disease of the elderly. Early diagnosis can provide a better management and prognosis.


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