Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Carcinoma - general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelcarcinomageneral.html. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
- 2% of malignancies of GI tract occur in small bowel
- 5,000 cancers and 1,200 deaths per year in U.S.
- Most tumors are adenocarcinomas, often associated with adenomas
- Metastases to liver, peritoneal surfaces, regional lymph nodes