Colon tumor
Papillary adenocarcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 May 2015

Revised: 28 June 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Papillary adenocarcinoma [title] colon

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.
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Cite this page: Gonzalez R. Papillary adenocarcinoma. website. Accessed September 17th, 2019.
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
Case reports
Gross description
  • May exist within a polyp or be ulcerated
Gross images

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Well circumscribed
fungated tumor
with central ulceration

Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Neoplastic cells

Psammoma bodies

Hyaline globules

Negative stains
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