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Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2011;4(8):797-798
Well differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach composed of chief cell-like cells and
parietal cells (Gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type)
Department of Pathology, Shizuoka City Shimizu Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
Received August 12, 2011; accepted September 21, 2011; Epub November 3, 2011; Published November 30, 2011
Abstract: Gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type is extremely rare. A 78-year-old Japanese man with carcinomatosis of unknown primary
origin underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The endoscopy revealed an elevated lesion with central ulcer (1.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm) in the
gastric corpus of fundic gland area. One biopsy was taken. The biopsy showed well differentiated adenocarcinoma. The adenocarcinoma was
composed of basophilic chief cell-like cells and acidophilic parietal cells. The biopsy diagnosis was well differentiated adenocarcinoma of the
stomach composed of chief cell-like cells and parietal cells (gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type). (IJCEP1108009).
Keywords: Stomach, adenocarcinoma, chief cells, parietal cells, fundic gland type
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