JOSEPH A. EZZO, M.D.; JAMES F. SULLIVAN, M.D.; ROBERT E. MACK, M.D.
Carcinoma of the colon is a common disease. What is not appreciated is that it is one of the most common malignant growths found in young adults. Although there is ample literature dealing with colonic carcinoma, no report has been published concerning this disease in the younger age groups. On the basis of a recent experience our suspicion was raised that this disease might be a more malignant process in young adults. We have therefore conducted a review of the cases of colonic carcinoma seen at the St. Louis University Hospitals in order to investigate this point.
EZZO JA, SULLIVAN JF, MACK RE. CARCINOMA OF THE COLON UNDER THE AGE OF 401. Ann Intern Med. ;49:321–325. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-2-321
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(2):321-325.
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