Table of ContentsDefinition / General | Epidemiology | Case Reports | Gross Description | Gross Images | Micro Description | Micro Images | Negative Stains
Cite this page: Papillary adenocarcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colontumorpapillary.html. Accessed January 20th, 2017.
Definition / General
- Rare form of colonic adenocarcinoma, not officially recognized by WHO classification
- Distinct from "micropapillary carcinoma," a WHO recognized subtype with a poor prognosis
- Up to 7% incidence but there are definitional differences in studies (Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 2006;45:9)
- May exist within a polyp or be ulcerated