Adenocarcinoma of the small intestine is relatively rare in comparison to colorectal carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma of the small intestine arises through the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in the colon. However, adenocarcinomas arising in the background of inflammatory bowel disease develop through the dysplasia-carcinoma sequence. Most of the cases occur in the duodenum; however, adenocarcinoma occurring in association with Crohn disease is more common in the ileum.
Keywords: Appendix; BRAF; KRAS; Microsatellite instability; Small intestine.
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