Colorectal Carcinoma in A 12 Year Old Child

A Case Report

  • Gunjan Bhatia RNT Medical College, Udaipur, INDIA
  • Namita Goyal RNT, Medical College, Udaipur
  • Sunita Bhargava RNT Medical College, Udaipur
Keywords: colorectal carcinoma


Colorectal carcinoma is a rarely seen   malignancy among children. The prognosis of colorectal carcinoma is poorer among children as compared to adults due t o lack of awareness among treating pediatricians and surgeons regarding this entity. A 12 year old female child presented with complaints of recurrent abdominal pain, fullness of abdomen, poor appetite since last 2 years. Abdominal ultrasound was suggestive of a mass arising from the right hypochondrium. Colonoscopy and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. The possibility of colorectal carcinoma  as a differential diagnosis should always be considered in a child who presents with signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction, intractable abdominal pain, altered bowel habits,  long standing abdominal distension and gastrointestinal bleeding. Colorectal carcinoma should not be excluded as a possibility only based on patient’s age.

Author Biographies

Gunjan Bhatia, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, INDIA
Dept of Pathology
Namita Goyal, RNT, Medical College, Udaipur
Dept of Pathology
Sunita Bhargava, RNT Medical College, Udaipur
Dept of Pathology


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