JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/32093
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Author Yata, Yutaka| Nakayama, Yoshihide| Takahara, Terumi| Yamazaki, Kunio| Masuyama, Kiichi| Sawataishi, Masaru| Suzuki, Shuichiro| Honma, Masanori| Ishizawa, Shin| Tanaka, Michio| Watanabe, Akiharu| Sugiyama, Toshiro|
Abstract <p>We present a case of a primary advanced gastric tumor that was composed of 2 different pathological components: small cell carcinoma and moderately-differentiated adenocarcinoma. The patient was still alive four years after the surgery was performed, without recurrence. A large part of the tumor consisted of a diffuse sheet of small cell carcinoma, which transitioned into another small portion consisting of moderately-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma components. Therefore, this case raised the possibility that small cell gastric carcinoma may originate from totipotential stem cells of the stomach. Although small cell carcinoma progresses aggressively, and patients with it have an extremely poor prognosis, this patient recovered uneventfully after the surgical resection, and has remained in good health, without any recurrences.</p>
Keywords gastric tumor small cell carcinoma adenocarcinoma
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2004-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume58
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 275
End Page 278
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 15762296
Web of Science KeyUT 000225959100004