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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Mar;10(1):76-80. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2007.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2007.10.1.76
Copyright © 2007 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Metastatic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Colon in a Child
Dae Sung Oh, Kyung Hee Han, Jee Youn Shin, Jeong Ok Shim, Ji Sook Park, Hye Ran Yang, Jae Sung Ko, Hee Young Shin, Hyo Seop Ahn, Kwi Won Park,* Gyeong Hoon Kang, Jung Eun Chun, Wu Seon Kim, and Jeong Kee Seo
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
*Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Colorectal carcinomas are extremely rare in childhood and adolescence; however, the colon is the most common site of a gastrointestinal carcinoma. Mucin secreting adenocarcinomas with signet ring formation is the most common type of colon cancer identified in children. An 11-year-old boy had abdominal pain and weight loss for three months, back pain and left thigh pain for two months, and hematochezia for four days. Colonoscopy showed an annular mass in the sigmoid colon and the histopathology revealed a signet ring cell carcinoma. A metastatic signet ring cell carcinoma was suspected from the findings of the bone scan, and confirmed later by a left scalp mass incisional biopsy and a bone marrow biopsy. We report a case of a metastatic signet ring cell carcinoma of the colon in a child.

Keywords: Signet ring cell carcinoma; Colorectal adenocarcinoma; Child