Clinicopathologic features of neuroendocrine carcinomas of the stomach: appraisal of small cell and large cell variants.

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OBJECTIVE To clarify the clinicopathologic features of neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) of the stomach, we reviewed 56 cases of surgically treated gastric carcinomas with a solid growth or with areas containing patterns characteristic for neuroendocrine (NE) tumors. METHODS Of the 56 cases reviewed, we selected 33 cases of NEC based both on histologic… (More)

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