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Subspecialties Histology, Oncology

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Credit: Alan A. George, private practice gastrointestinal pathologist in Florida, USA.

This slide, taken from a prophylactic gastrectomy, shows a small focus of signet-ring cell (poorly cohesive) gastric adenocarcinoma involving the stomach body in a patient with a CDH1 germline mutation. This rare cancer is highly aggressive and its characteristic signet-ring cells feature mucin-filled vacuoles with eccentrically placed nuclei, grow in sheets, can be difficult to identify, and present a challenge for noninvasive diagnostic approaches.

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About the Author
Alan A. George

Private practice gastrointestinal pathologist in Florida, USA.

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