Mucin-producing gastric cancer: Clinicopathological difference between signet ring cell carcinoma and mucinous carcinoma

Wen Liang Fang, Chew N. Wu, Su Shin Lo, Jen Hao Chen, Mao Chih Hsieh, King Han Shen, Anna Fen Yau Li, Ling Chen Tai, Wing Yiu Lui

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Abstract

Background/Aims: Signet ring cell carcinoma and mucinous carcinoma are mucin-producing gastric cancers. Their clinicopathological difference was obscure. Methodology: From December 1987 to July 2005, a total of 1612 gastric cancer patients received curative surgery, 128 patients with signet ring cell carcinoma and 48 with mucinous carcinoma were enrolled in this study. Clinicopathological data were compared between the two groups. Results: Early stage (stage I and II) patients with mucinous carcinoma were associated with more male predominant (p=0.002), larger tumor size (p=0.020), deeper cancer invasion (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227-1231
Number of pages5
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume56
Issue number93
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Clinicopathologic features
  • Mucin-producing gastric cancer
  • Mucinous carcinoma
  • Signet ring cell carcinoma
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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