Colon tumor
Carcinoma
Hepatoid carcinoma




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Definition / general
  • Rare, aggressive subtype of adenocarcinoma that morphologically resembles hepatocellular carcinoma and produces alpha fetoprotein
Terminology
  • Originally termed "alpha fetoprotein producing tumor"
Epidemiology
  • More common in men
  • Fewer than 20 colonic cases reported
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Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles hepatocellular carcinoma, with trabecular or solid pattern of large polygonal cells with abundant eosinophilic or clear cytoplasm
  • Component of traditional adenocarcinoma also often present
  • Lymphovascular invasion is common (Histopathology 1997 Jul;31:47)
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Collision with liposarcoma

Associated with ulcerative colitis

Gastric tumor: H&E, AFP+ Hep Par 1- glypican3+

Differential diagnosis