What is the prognosis for pediatric colorectal tumors?

Updated: Jun 06, 2020
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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Colorectal cancer during childhood is associated with a poor prognosis, mainly attributed to delayed diagnosis, greater tumor virulence, and the advanced stage of disease at presentation. Up to 50% of CRC cases that present during childhood are mucinous adenocarcinomas, and 60% have evidence of metastatic disease at presentation. [18]


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