Signet ring cell carcinoma is a histologic variant of adenocarcinoma characterized
by a population of loose tumor cells whose cytoplasm appears almost entirely
occupied by mucin. In rare instances, signet ring cell carcinoma occurs
at the gastroesophageal junction without association to any such primary
lesion in other areas of the stomach.
The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to compare the clinical
epidemiology of esophageal signet ring cell carcinoma with two groups
of patients: those with non-signet ring esophageal adenocarcinoma and
those with Barrett’s esophagus without cancer.
Poster presented at ACG 2015. Authors: Kevin Turner, Robert M. Genta, Amnon
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