Hepatoid carcinoma of the stomach

Arthur De Lorimier, Frederick Park, Gerard V. Aranha, Ceasar Reyes

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A patient with primary gastric carcinoma exhibiting he‐patoid differentiation is described. The tumor itself was not associated with a high serum alpha‐fetoprotein, but the cells stained positive for alpha‐fetoprotein and alpha‐1 antitrypsin. The patient underwent a total gastrectomy and wedge excision of the liver metastasis. The presence of metastatic hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach should be considered in a patient who, during surgery for a primary gastric carcinoma, is found to have a liver metastasis that is diagnosed by frozen‐section biopsy as a hepatoma. Because of lymph node and liver metastasis, prognosis appears to be poor for such patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • adenocarcinoma of stomach
  • alphafetoprotein
  • hepatoid
  • liver metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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