J Korean Geriatr Soc.  2010 Mar;14(1):36-41.

A Case of Synchronous Double Early Gastric Cancer Lasting for 10 Years in Elderly Patient

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. mhs1357@hanmail.net

Abstract

Early gastric cancer (EGC), which is defined as a lesion confined to the mucosa or the submucosa, regardless of the presence of lymph node metastasis, has a good prognosis than advanced gastric cancer. Generally, untreated early gastric cancer progress to advanced cancer cancer (AGC). But natural history of EGC is unclear and different from AGC. For example, EGC can have long natural history and frequently multiple synchronous lesions than AGC. And rarely, EGC can last as EGC for several years. This is the case lasting synchronous double EGC for 10 years in the elderly patient.

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Early gastric cancer
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