Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2001 Jun;22(6):419-422.

A Case of Huge Polypoid Early Gastric Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji University School of Medicine, Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. pys119@eulji.or.kr
  • 2Department of General Surgery, Eulji University School of Medicine, Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Pathology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

The survival rate of gastric cancer is mainly affected by lymph node metastasis and depth of invasion. It is now recognized that in early gastric cancer submucosal invasion and lymph node metastasis depend on the size of tumor. A 71-year-old man with epigastric discomfort for 1 month was admitted. Endoscopy showed a huge polypoid tumor with friable and nodular surface occupying the whole lumen of stomach. We suspected a Borrmann type 1 advanced gastric cancer, but we confirmed the gastric cancer confined to only mucosa without lymph node metastasis after operation. So we report a case of huge polypoid early gastric cancer mimicking advanced gastric cancer with a review of relevant literatures.

Keyword

Early gastric cancer; Huge polypoid tumor
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