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Rectal NET Tumors
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Unclear smaller polyps in the rectum may represent a pitfall — if they do not look like perfectly typical hyperplasia or small adenomas, then carcinoids should always be considered. These are usually yellowish or glassy, but they may also be reddish or have reddish components. If they are simply excised with forceps or a snare without an injection underneath them, histology will show a neuroendocrine tumor NET; formerly called carcinoid , and the grading is usually also G1, but the completeness of the excision will be doubtful. Otherwise, there is a risk of a prolonged follow-up period with biopsies; the scar is often no longer visible, and it is not uncommon for usually pointless but elaborate and costly sectional imaging procedures or scintigrams to be undertaken. It is therefore important to consider NET with this type of lesion, take a biopsy and then either carry out the resection immediately or electively with one of the above-mentioned procedures. A small, yellowish submucosal tumor, with a superficial scar following a biopsy Fig. A large, glassy polyp, just under 1 cm in size, with a structure resembling a hyperplastic lesion Fig.
Small cell, neuroendocrine tumors, and melanoma of the anus are rare. Limited data exists on incidence and management for these rare tumors. A large, prospective, population-based database was utilized to determine incidence and survival patterns of rare anal neoplasms. Incidence and survival patterns were evaluated with respect to age, sex, race, histology, stage, and therapy.
Abstract: An estimated men and women in the United States will receive a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal SCCA in Although SCCA is rare, accounting for 2. To date, preventive vaccinations against HPV remain markedly underutilized. Most patients who have SCCA present with locoregional disease that is cured with chemoradiation.