Primary De Novo Adenocarcinoma of the Colon Measuring 8 Mm in Diameter With Lymph Node Metastases. Report of a Case

Dis Colon Rectum. 1991 Mar;34(3):275-9. doi: 10.1007/BF02090170.


Colonic adenocarcinomas measuring less than 10 mm are rare. Herein, we report a carcinoma measuring 8 mm in diameter associated with subserosal extension through a "locus minoris resistentiae" and metastases to lymph nodes, an association not previously reported. No residual adenomatous tissue was found, suggesting a de novo carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology*
  • Adult
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Prognosis