Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--20

Alpha fetoprotein producing adenocarcinoma, a rare but unique subtype of gastric epithelial malignancy


Arijit Majumdar, Diptendra K Sarkar, Angshuman Jana, Anirban Jana, Soumali Biswas 
 Department of Pathology and Surgery, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Arijit Majumdar
Department of Pathology and Surgery, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Vill-Duilya, Charaktala Andul District, Howrah - 711 302 West Bengal
India

Hepatoid adenocarcinoma is one of the rarest tumors of the stomach. These tumors produce alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), which can be used as a diagnostic marker. The prognosis is poor compared to conventional adenocarcinoma of the stomach. A case of AFP-producing hepatoid adenocarcinoma stomach in a 55-year-old woman is presented. The patient underwent partial gastrectomy. We focus on the clinical features, imaging, histopathological and biochemical characteristics of the hepatoid variety of adenocarcinoma stomach.


How to cite this article:
Majumdar A, Sarkar DK, Jana A, Jana A, Biswas S. Alpha fetoprotein producing adenocarcinoma, a rare but unique subtype of gastric epithelial malignancy.Niger J Surg Sci 2013;23:18-20


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Majumdar A, Sarkar DK, Jana A, Jana A, Biswas S. Alpha fetoprotein producing adenocarcinoma, a rare but unique subtype of gastric epithelial malignancy. Niger J Surg Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 13 ];23:18-20
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