A case of postoperative recurrent gastric cancer resembling esophageal achalasia diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration

Akira Asou, Soichi Itaba, Hiroaki Kubo, Yorinobu Sumida, Hirotada Akiho, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Ayako Goto, Tetsuhide Ito, Ryoichi Takayanagi

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Abstract

A 74 year-old man underwent subtotal gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer in 2000. The histological type of the cancer was signet-ring cell carcinoma, and the clinical stage was stage II (T2, N1, M0). In June 2008 the patient was referred to our hospital complaining of dysphagia Esophageal endoscopy revealed a circular stenosis with covered with normal mucosa between the lower esophagus and the esophago-gastric junction. Histologically, samples obtained by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) revealed signet-ring cell carcinoma Our experience suggests that EUS-FNA was useful for the histological diagnosis of recurrence of gastric cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1791-1797
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Volume107
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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