Advanced Gastric Neuroendocrine Carcinoma with an Adenocarcinoma Component

  title={Advanced Gastric Neuroendocrine Carcinoma with an Adenocarcinoma Component},
  author={Masashi Miguchi and Masahiko Iseki and Kunihiko Shimatani},
  booktitle={Case reports in gastroenterology},
In the present study, we observed that the adenocarcinoma component in the mucosa was continuous with neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) in the deeper layers; this suggests the normal course of NEC carcinogenesis at the histological level. A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a chief complaint of tarry stools. Endoscopic examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract revealed a 2-cm tumor, with a deep central depression, surrounded by a smooth elevated area, in the middle of the… CONTINUE READING
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