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Minerva Chirurgica 2006 December;61(6):515-9

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A gastric polypoid signet ring cell carcinoma

Frazzetta M., Raimondo D., Furgiuele G., Cabibi D., Romito F., Passariello P., Frazzetta F., Bonventre S., Vetri G., Di Gesù G.

1 Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche ed Oncologiche Cattedra di Chirugia Generale e Fisiopatologia Chirurgica Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo
2 Dipartimento di Anatomia Patologica Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo
3 Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche e Matematiche Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo


Aim. The Authors signal a case of gastric polypoid signet ring cell carcinoma, of particular interest for its rarity like show from the review of the literature, which is the first to have been described after Tabaru’s citation.
Methods. The study has been carried out at the Department of Surgical and Oncological Sciences of the University of Palermo. It has been based on 2000 cases analysed from June 2001 to December 2003.
Results. The authors advance some and emphasizes the diagnostic flow chart and therapeutic choices adopted.
Conclusions. We agree that the endoscopic polypectomy is surgical procedure of first approach, but modifying the therapeutic guideline in relation to histologic examination, like happened in the case in issue.

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