Neuroendocrine cells in gastric adenoma

  title={Neuroendocrine cells in gastric adenoma},
  author={J. E. Rode and Estelle Lauer and Manfred Stolte},
Gastric adenomas are recognised precursor lesions of gastric adenocarcinoma. We investigated biopsy material from gastric adenomas of 30 patients for the expression of potential cell growth promoting or inhibiting neuroendocrine mediators. In one patient an additional adenocarcinoma was diagnosed. Sections were stained for chromogranin (CG), serotonin (5-HT), progastrin (PG), glicentin (GLIC), pancreatic polypeptide (PP), Glucagon (GLUC) and somatostatin (S). In all cases neuroendocrine cells… CONTINUE READING