Table 1

Summary of patient characteristics

Case

Age

Sex

Maximum diameter of tumor (mm)

Macroscopic subtype

Histopathological subtype

Lymph-vascular involvement

Metastasis

Pulmonary arterial pressure


1

76

Male

70

Borrmann 3

por

ly-3

v-2

Lung, diaphragm, pleura, peritoneum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, adrenal gland, lymph nodes.

90 mmHg

2

82

Female

20

Borrmann 2

por

ly-3

v-1

Lung, liver, pancreas, lymph nodes

10 mmHg

3

67

Female

30

Superficial depressed type

por

ly-3

v-1

Lung, esophagus, thyroid, pericardium, ovary, lymph nodes

Unknown

4

67

Female

75

Borrmann 3

por

ly-3

v-1

Esophagus, duodenum, ileum, jejunum, colon, mesenterium, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidney, adrenal gland, aorta, lymph nodes

Unknown

5

49

Female

60

Borrmann 3

pap

ly-3

v-2

Esophagus, duodenum, liver, pancreas, kidney, adrenal gland, lymph nodes

Unknown

6

72

Male

20

Borrmann 2

por

ly-3

v-1

Pancreas, spleen, kidney, adrenal gland, colon, spinal cord, lymph nodes

Unknown


por: poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, pap: papillary adenocarcinoma, ly/v-1: minimal lympho-vascular involvement, ly/v-2: moderate lympho-vascular involvement, ly/v-3: prominent lympho-vascular involvement

Patient age ranged from 49 to 82 years (mean ± standard deviation: 68.3 ± 11.3). The gender ratio was 4:2 (male to female). Maximum diameter of the tumor ranged from 20 to 70 mm (mean ± standard deviation: 45.8 ± 25.4). Main histology of gastric carcinoma involved poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma in five of the six cases (Case 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6), while the remaining case involved papillary adenocarcinoma (Case 5). Although all cases more or less showed lymph-vascular involvement, lymphatic involvement was prominent. Case 1 and 2 involved clinically proven and denied pulmonary hypertension, respectively.

Okubo et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:27   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-27

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