Survival of patients with signet ring cell carcinoma of the stomach, compared with patients with non ring cell gastric cancer

Francisco M. Ventirelli, Carlos I. Cárcamo, Aliro L. Venturelli, Marcela B. Cárcamo, Marianne G. Boen, Cristián D. Jara, Edgardo S. Mansilla, Cristian L. Carrasco, Orlando E. Felmer

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Abstract

Background: Signet ring cell (SRC) carcinoma of the stomach corresponds to 3 to 39% of all cases of gastric cancer. It tends to be less differentiated, infiltrative and diffuse. It is not clear if it has a different prognosis than other types of gastric cancer. Aim: To compare the survival of SRC gastric carcinoma with other types of gastric cancer, considering depth of gastric wall involvement and number of infiltrated lymph nodes. Material and Methods: Retrospective review of pathology samples of all gastric cancers operated between 1988 and 2005. Survival of patients with and without SRC gastric cancer was compared. Results: A total of 287 cases were reviewed. Of these 60 had a SRC gastric cancer. No differences in gastric wall infiltration between SRC and non SRC gastric cancer was observed. SRC gastric cancer has a higher frequency of lymph node involvement. No differences in survival between SRC and non SRC gastric cancer, were observed. Conclusions: In this retrospective series of patients, no differences in survival were observed between SRC and non SRC gastric cancer.

Translated title of the contributionSurvival of patients with signet ring cell carcinoma of the stomach, compared with patients with non ring cell gastric cancer
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)398-402
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Chilena de Cirugia
Volume60
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2008

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