Colorectal cribriform comedo-type adenocarcinoma: a distinct subtype with poor prognosis?

Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2019 Apr-Jun;82(2):329-332.


Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world. It is a heterogeneous disease with several histologic subtypes, and some of them are associated with adverse prognostic factors. Cribriform comedo-type adenocarcinoma (CCA) has been included as a colorectal adenocarcinoma subtype in the last World Health Organization (WHO) classification of gastrointestinal system tumors. Some authors have linked this subtype to an adverse prognosis, but to the best of our knowledge there is only one previous report assessing its histologic and prognostic features. We herein review a series of CCA of the colon, emphasizing its clinical and morphological features.

Keywords: carcinoma; colon; cribriform; gastrointestinal; rectum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma* / pathology
  • Colorectal Neoplasms* / classification
  • Colorectal Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • World Health Organization