Mucinous Colorectal Carcinoma in a 17-Year-Old Male: A Diagnosis with Low Clinical Index of Suspicion

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Abstract

Pediatric CRC has a poor prognosis compared with adult CRC mainly due to delayed diagnosis. *us, early diagnosis based on a high degree of suspicion could be the most important factor in a more favorable prognosis, especially in patients with predisposing factors. CRC is one of the major causes of cancer-related death globally [1, 2]. *e most common histological subtype of CRC is adenocarcinoma NOS, of which mucinous adenocarcinoma is a distinct subtype and is characterized by abundant mucinous components that comprise at least 50% of the tumour volume. Mucinous CRC differs from other adenocarcinomas in terms of clinical and histopathological characteristics [3]. Mucinous CRC is found in 10%–20% of CRC patients and occurs more commonly in younger patients [4]. Furthermore, mucinous CRC is usually located more frequently in the proximal colon than in the distal part of the colon. Moreover, mucinous CRC is often diagnosed when it is already in advanced stages (stage III and IV)

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Edu, F (2021). Mucinous Colorectal Carcinoma in a 17-Year-Old Male: A Diagnosis with Low Clinical Index of Suspicion. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 10, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/mucinous-colorectal-carcinoma-in-a-17-year-old-male-a-diagnosis-with-low-clinical-index-of-suspicion

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Frontiers, Edu. "Mucinous Colorectal Carcinoma in a 17-Year-Old Male: A Diagnosis with Low Clinical Index of Suspicion" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 01 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/mucinous-colorectal-carcinoma-in-a-17-year-old-male-a-diagnosis-with-low-clinical-index-of-suspicion . Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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Frontiers, Edu. "Mucinous Colorectal Carcinoma in a 17-Year-Old Male: A Diagnosis with Low Clinical Index of Suspicion". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 01 May. 2021. Web. 10 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/mucinous-colorectal-carcinoma-in-a-17-year-old-male-a-diagnosis-with-low-clinical-index-of-suspicion >.

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Frontiers, Edu. "Mucinous Colorectal Carcinoma in a 17-Year-Old Male: A Diagnosis with Low Clinical Index of Suspicion" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/mucinous-colorectal-carcinoma-in-a-17-year-old-male-a-diagnosis-with-low-clinical-index-of-suspicion