Signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the lung with an EML4-ALK fusion gene mimicking mucinous (colloid) adenocarcinoma: A case report

Taro Ohba, Kenji Sugio, Takuro Kometani, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Motoharu Hamatake, Kaname Nosaki, Hiroaki Takeoka, Hiromoto Kitajima, Fumihiko Hirai, Takashi Seto, Kenichi Taguchi, Kenichi Nishiyama, Yoshitaka Shida, Yukito Ichinose

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Abstract

We herein report a case of signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the lung with an EML4-ALK fusion gene mimicking mucinous (colloid) adenocarcinoma. A 79-year-old female presented with a pulmonary tumor located in the right lower lobe measuring 21. mm in size. A right lower lobectomy was performed. The postoperative pathological examination revealed signet ring cell carcinoma with abundant mucin pools, and a multiplex RT-PCR analysis revealed the variant 2 inversion of the EML4-ALK gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-378
Number of pages4
JournalLung Cancer
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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