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Small cell carcinoma of the stomach: A report of two cases and a review of the literature

  • Authors:
    • Marios Bakogeorgos
    • Dimitrios Kalkanis
    • Panagiotis Katsaounis
    • Vassilios Ramfidis
    • Chariklia Speliades
    • Ekaterini Pierrakou
    • Savvas Papadopoulos
    • Nikolaos Pantazopoulos
    • Vassilis Georgoulias
    • Athanasios Kotsakis
    • Nikolaos Kentepozidis
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  • Published online on: May 10, 2018     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1624
  • Pages:11-16
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Abstract

Primary small cell gastric carcinomas (SCGC) are rare tumors with an aggressive nature, characterized by early, widespread metastases and poor overall prognosis. SCGC shares similar clinicopathological and molecular characteristics with small cell lung carcinoma and is usually treated in a similar manner. Here, two cases of SCGC in young Caucasian male patients are presented. One patient had metastatic and the other locoregional disease. Multimodal treatment was applied in each case; the resulting survival time was 20.2 months in the patient with initially locoregional disease whereas the remains alive and disease‑free 20 months after initial diagnosis. A review of the literature is also presented.

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Bakogeorgos, M., Kalkanis, D., Katsaounis, P., Ramfidis, V., Speliades, C., Pierrakou, E. ... Kentepozidis, N. (2018). Small cell carcinoma of the stomach: A report of two cases and a review of the literature. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 9, 11-16. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1624
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Bakogeorgos, M., Kalkanis, D., Katsaounis, P., Ramfidis, V., Speliades, C., Pierrakou, E., Papadopoulos, S., Pantazopoulos, N., Georgoulias, V., Kotsakis, A., Kentepozidis, N."Small cell carcinoma of the stomach: A report of two cases and a review of the literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 9.1 (2018): 11-16.
Chicago
Bakogeorgos, M., Kalkanis, D., Katsaounis, P., Ramfidis, V., Speliades, C., Pierrakou, E., Papadopoulos, S., Pantazopoulos, N., Georgoulias, V., Kotsakis, A., Kentepozidis, N."Small cell carcinoma of the stomach: A report of two cases and a review of the literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 9, no. 1 (2018): 11-16. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1624