Advanced gastric endocrine cell carcinoma with distant lymph node metastasis: a case report and clinicopathological characteristics of the disease

@article{Chiba2004AdvancedGE,
  title={Advanced gastric endocrine cell carcinoma with distant lymph node metastasis: a case report and clinicopathological characteristics of the disease},
  author={Naokazu Chiba and Tatsushi Suwa and Masao Hori and Mitsufumi Sakuma and Masaki Kitajima},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={122-127}
}
Gastric pure endocrine cell carcinoma (ECC) is extremely rare. ECC occasionally shows multidirectional differentiation; that is, adenocarcinomatous and/or squamous proliferation. Because gastric ECC has aggressive biological behavior and shows frequent metastasis to liver and lymph nodes even in the early stage, the prognosis of patients having this disease is extremely poor. We treated a 75-year-old woman with advanced gastric pure ECC with total gastrectomy and lymph node dissection, and… CONTINUE READING
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