Scientific Publications

Categorized: Abstracts & Presentations, Gastroenterology

Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus

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 Sonnenberg

View the poster here.