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Rajshekar Shantappa, Shubhranshu Jena, Prof Suryanarayana
2016 unpublished
Hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach is a rare form of gastric carcinoma with specific clinicopathological features and extremely poor prognosis. Materials and methods: Here, we discuss 3 cases who presented in the outpatient department with pain abdomen and constitutional symptoms. Radiological examination revealed a growth involving the antrum of the stomach while the liver and spleen were normal. One case with the endoscopic biopsy suggestive of neuroendocrine tumour underwent sleeve
more » ... erwent sleeve gastrectomy and two other with biopsy suggestive of grade 3 adenocarcinoma underwent distal radical gastrectomy. Results: In all the three cases the tumor showed hepatoid features and was immunohistochemically positive for alpha fetoprotein. All the 3 received adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. One patient showed anastomotic recurrences in one year of follow up. Concussions: Though known to be an aggressive neoplasm early diagnosis of hepatoid adenocarcinoma can help improve the prognosis of the disease.