Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Stomach-A Case Report 155-156
Dr. Poorana Priya P,
Sree Balaji Medical College, No.7, Works Road, New Colony, Chrompet, Chennai-600 044, India.
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Neuroendocrine carcinomas of stomach have been considered a rare neoplasm. The present case concerns with a 69 year old male, who presented with vague abdominal discomfort and history of malena. Upper alimentary tract endoscopy showed an ulcero-proliferative growth in the antrum. Computed tomography abdomen revealed thickening of the gastric antrum, a subtotal gastrectomy was performed after correction of anemia. Microscopic evaluation revealed a neuroendocrine neoplasm. Immunohistochemically positive for Chromogranin A and Synaptophysin.A diagnosis of Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach was given based on recent WHO classification of Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach and on mitotic index with reference to grading scale.