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Rare case-colon cancer in pediatric practice

CARE--pediatric colon adenocarcinoma: a case report and literature review comparing differences in clinical features between children and adult patients.

Colon carcinoma is a rare disease in the pediatric population. Here is a report on a 17-year-old male adolescent with colon adenocarcinoma who presented with recurrent epigastric colic pain for 1 month. Diagnostic laparoscopic surgery revealed a 3.2 × 3 cm tumor at the ascending colon, with serosal involvement and peritoneal metastasis. Clinical differences of colorectal carcinoma among children and adults are reviewed and summarized.

as reported in: Koh KJ, Lin LH, Huang SH, Wong JU. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Feb:94(6):e503. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000503.
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