Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the remnant stomach: Report of a case

Aiko Sato, Eiji Oki, Hidenori Kohso, Yuichi Endo, Hiroki Uchida, Shoji Hiroshige, Masaru Ishida, Gankichi Saito, Toshifumi Matsumoto, Hideya Takeuchi, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Yasuji Yoshikawa, Yoichi Muto

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We herein report a case of sarcomatoid carcinoma that developed in a remnant stomach. A 76-year-old male with a history of distal gastrectomy for a duodenal ulcer 28 years earlier underwent investigation for a tumor in the remnant stomach. An endoscopic survey showed a round elevated tumor measuring 6 cm in diameter, and a biopsy specimen suggested carcinosarcoma. A total gastrectomy of the remnant stomach was performed, and the excised tumor was identified to be a malignant neoplasm consisting of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. A diagnosis of sarcomatoid carcinoma was made since the epithelial markers were positive even in the mesenchymal elements of the tumor. To our knowledge, only 4 cases of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the stomach have been reported in the English literature so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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