Coexisting tubular adenoma with a neuroendocrine carcinoma of colon allowing early surgical intervention and implicating a shared stem cell origin
Mahmoud L Soliman, Qing Zhao, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, United States
Ashish Tiwari, Department of Gastroenterology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, United States
Author contributions: Soliman ML and Zhao Q contributed to the acquisition of data, writing, and revision of this manuscript; Tiwari A provided the endoscopic picture in Figure 1 and wrote the figure legend; all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript for publication.
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Correspondence to: Qing Zhao, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 670 Albany Street, 6th floor, Room 670, Boston, MA 02118, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 28, 2016
Peer-review started: October 28, 2016
First decision: December 01, 2016
Revised: December 17, 2016
Accepted: January 4, 2017
Article in press: January 4, 2017
Published online: February 14, 2017