Report of a Case of Signet Ring Carcinoma Presenting as Gastric Mucosal Thickening: A Diagnostic Dilemma


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KARATOPRAK C., AKÇAKAYA A., ŞENTÜRK H., ÇOBAN G., ŞAHİN N., TÜRK H. M.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.9, no.1, pp.120-124, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2020.5378
  • Journal Name: BEZMIALEM SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-124
  • Keywords: Gastric mucosal thickening, diagnostic dilemmas, signet ring cell carcinoma, ENDOSCOPY, CANCER
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The number of cancer cases has been increasing worldwide. Early diagnosis and tumor resection remain as the most effective treatments for gastric cancer. However, early diagnosis is not always possible as it is frequently not possible to make treatment decisions without pathologic diagnosis in patients with clinically suspected cancer. This causes delays in diagnosing cancer. We presented a 58 years old woman with gastric signet ring cell carcinoma that could not be diagnosed despite using four different methods of stomach biopsies. We aimed to emphasize that despite the use of advanced methods, if clinical cancer in non-diagnosed cases is suspected, we should be more aggressive for early diagnosis.