Goblet cell adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon: An underrecognized diagnostic pitfall

Clin Case Rep. 2023 Jan 11;11(1):e6822. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.6822. eCollection 2023 Jan.


Goblet cell adenocarcinomas (GCA) are infrequent neoplasms of the digestive system that exhibit both mucinous and neuroendocrine differentiation. They predominate in the appendix and rarely involve the colon. Herein, the authors report a case of GCA involving the ascending colon in a 60-year-old woman who presented with severe anemia.

Keywords: anemia; cancer; colon; extra appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid; goblet cell adenocarcinoma; immunohistochemistry; pathology.

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