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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 210-213

Signet-ring gastric carcinoma, at Bahrain

1 SHO, University Medical Center, King Abdulla Medical City, Kingdom of Bahrain
2 Prof of Pathology, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain
3 Pathologist, Kolkata Police Hospitals, Kolkata, India
4 Consultant gastroenterologist, University Medical Center, King Abdulla Medical City, Kingdom of Bahrain
5 Senior House officer, Histopathology, King Hamad University Hospital, Building 2345, Road 2835, Block 228, Busaiteen, Kingdom of Bahrain
6 Prof of Pathology, Punjab Medical University, Faisal Abad, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Mulazim Hussain Bukhari
Prof of Pathology, Punjab Medical University, Faisal Abad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.5530/ami.2016.1.42

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Signet ringcarcinoma (SRC), a variant of gastric adenocarcinoma, is known to have a poor prognosis, especially when arising in the young population. In this report, two cases of gastric SRC carcinomas with different outcomes are described. The first case is a 49 years old Bahraini lady who presented with abdominal pain and was found to have a gastric ulcerover the lesser curvature on endoscopy and her biopsy showed features ofa poorly differentiated signet ring adenocarcinoma. This patient was managed by a timelysubtotal gastrectomy with adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The second caseis ofa 34 years old Bahraini male whom presented withmild dyspepsia and in whomSRCwas an incidental finding on initial endoscopic biopsy that was later confirmed by targeted biopsy.This patientwas advised total gastrectomybut died due to delay in appropriate and timely interventions primarily due to his multiple consultations regarding the same matter.

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