|Print Date:||June 19, 2013, 11:19 am|
|Title||Apple-Core Lesion (annular constricting lesion)|
|Text||Some cancers may infiltrate through the submucosa, and can spread circumferentially around the lumen of the bowel causing a focal area of narrowing. Adenocarcinoma of the colon may spread in this manner, creating an "apple-core" appearance on a barium enema. Lymphoma may also spread by infiltrating through the bowel wall.
NOTE: The other major pattern of cancer growth is a fungating mass that protudes into the lumen and presents as a filling defect or polyp.
|Contributor||James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D. (Uniformed Services University)|
|Peer Reviewer||James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D. (Uniformed Services University)|
|Record Number||: 1053|
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