Colon tumor
Papillary adenocarcinoma

Author: Raul Gonzalez M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 14 August 2018, last major update May 2015

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Papillary adenocarcinoma [title] colon

Cite this page: Gonzalez, R.S. Papillary adenocarcinoma. website. Accessed November 15th, 2018.
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