A case of α-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer showing an exogastric growth pattern

Hideaki Nakashima, Takashi Sakada, Makoto Otsuka, Yasuji Yoshikawa, Hiroaki Ueo, Masaki Mori, Tsuyoshi Akiyoshi

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A case of α-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing gastric cancer, which showed a huge abdominal mass due to an exogastric growth, is here described. A 69- year-old Japanese woman with a huge abdominal mass, measuring 22 x 15 cm in size, had a serum AFP level that was exceptionally high (155 x 103 ng/ml). CT, barium meal studies, and gastrointestinal fiberoscopy revealed a gastric tumor with an exogastric growth pattern. The patient underwent a partial gastrectomy. The histological examination revealed that the tumor consisted of anaplastic carcinoma with positive staining for AFP. Although no liver metastasis was observed at operation, she died of multiple liver metastases 8 weeks after the operation. A gastric cancer that shows both AFP production and an exogastric growth pattern is quite rare and may be virulent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1996

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Fetal Proteins
Stomach Neoplasms
Growth
Neoplasm Metastasis
Liver
Barium
Gastrectomy
Meals
Neoplasms
Stomach
Staining and Labeling
Carcinoma
Serum

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A case of α-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer showing an exogastric growth pattern. / Nakashima, Hideaki; Sakada, Takashi; Otsuka, Makoto; Yoshikawa, Yasuji; Ueo, Hiroaki; Mori, Masaki; Akiyoshi, Tsuyoshi.

In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.03.1996, p. 150-153.

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Nakashima, Hideaki ; Sakada, Takashi ; Otsuka, Makoto ; Yoshikawa, Yasuji ; Ueo, Hiroaki ; Mori, Masaki ; Akiyoshi, Tsuyoshi. / A case of α-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer showing an exogastric growth pattern. In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 1996 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 150-153.
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