Colorectal tumors: The histology report

Giovanni Lanza, Luca Messerini, Roberta Gafà, Mauro Risio

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Epithelial colorectal tumors are common pathologic entities. Their histology report should be comprehensive of a series of pathologic parameters essential for the correct clinical management of the patients. Diagnostic histologic criteria of adenomatous, serrated, inflammatory, and hamartomatous polyps and of polyposis syndromes are discussed. In addition, the pathologic features of early and advanced colorectal cancer are described and a checklist is given. Finally, molecular prognostic and predictive factors currently employed in the treatment of colorectal cancer are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenoma
  • Colorectal
  • GIPAD report
  • KRAS
  • Microsatellite instability
  • Polyposis syndromes
  • Serrated polyps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


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