Small early gastric cancer occurring in a young woman with nodular gastritis

Shuji Kochi, Katsuya Hirakawa, Takayuki Matsumoto, Shotaro Nakamura, Kinjiro Sumiyoshi, Yutaka Nakashima, Minako Hirahashi, Masumi Kawasaki, Mitsuo Iida

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We found a small gastric cancer in a 25-year-old woman with nodular gastritis. Endoscopically, the cancer was identified as a whitish area in the gastric antrum. There was also a miliary pattern in the gastric antrum and corpus. In addition, serology and histology revealed the patient to have been infected by Helicobacter pylori. Histological examination of the resected stomach showed that the cancer was poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma with signet-ring cell restricted to the mucosal layer. In the surrounding mucosa, there were chronic inflammatory cell infiltrates and enlarged lymphoid follicles with germinal centers. Our case suggests that nodular gastritis may be at a high risk for the development of gastric cancer of poorly differentiated type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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