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. , Şahin N. , Türk H. M.

Bezmialem Science, cilt.9, sa.1, ss.120-124, 2021 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

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.