Neuroendocrine carcinomas arising in ulcerative colitis: coincidences or possible correlations?

  title={Neuroendocrine carcinomas arising in ulcerative colitis: coincidences or possible correlations?},
  author={Roberto Grassia and Paolo Bodini and Paolo Dizioli and Teresa Staiano and Elena Iiritano and Guglielmo Bianchi and Federico Buffoli},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={15 33},
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of colorectal malignancies. Adenocarcinoma is the commonest type of colorectal neoplasm associated with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease, but other types of epithelial and non-epithelial tumors have also been described in inflamed bowel. With regards to non-epithelial malignancies, lymphomas and sarcomas represent the largest group of tumors reported in association with IBD, especially in immunosuppressed patients… CONTINUE READING


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