Volume : 7
Issue : 2
A case series of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach
Rao RV, Singh Brahamjit, Sethu Babu
Pdf Page Numbers :- 25-31
Rao RV1, Singh Brahamjit1,* and Sethu Babu2
1Department of Medical Oncology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
2Department of Medical Gastroentrology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. Brahamjit Singh, DNB Resident (Medical Oncology), Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana, Phone-9075175037; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 10 January 2019; Revised 26 February 2019; Accepted 14 March 2019; Published 25 March 2019
Citation: Rao RV, Brahamjit S, Babu S. A case series of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach. J Med Sci Res. 2019; 7(2):25-31. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2019/7-6
Copyright: © 2019 Rao RV et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the stomach is rare and highly malignant carcinoma. On account of the current recognition of the disease, few case series have been reported in literature from India. Our study reports four consecutive cases of gastric NEC. Few of the interesting aspects of our study were, the early age at presentation and equivalency of occurrence of the malignancy in females, as compared with the literature available. This presentation aims to highlight the fact that the gastric NEC in our country probably have a different pattern of presentation and outcome. For validating this different behavior of gastric NEC’s, more data and case series are required from our Indian subcontinent to resolve this enigma of gastric NEC’s.
Keywords: Gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma; neuro endocrine carcinomas; Indian subcontinent