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Ulcer simulating gastric carcinoma. II. Histopathology and survival.

Authors
  • Sipponen, P
  • Hakkiluoto, A
  • Lempinen, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae Fenniae
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1975
Volume
64
Issue
1
Pages
10–17
Identifiers
PMID: 168804
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Forty eight benign-ulcer-simulating gastric carcinomas treated at the Second Departmxamined histologically. Twenty two cases (46%) were classified as adenocarcinomas, 15 (31%) were mucocellular and 11 (23%) were anaplastic poorly differentiated forms. Invasion was limited in the histological specimens to the mucosa or submucosa in 20 cases (43%) which also fulfilled the criterias for early gastric carcinoma. The five year survival rate, by the actuarial method, was 63%, which is good if compared with that of all gastric carcinomas. The good prognosis can mainly be explained by the high percentage of early carcinoma for which the 5 year survival rate was 77%.

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