CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-20

Alpha fetoprotein producing adenocarcinoma, a rare but unique subtype of gastric epithelial malignancy


Department of Pathology and Surgery, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Arijit Majumdar
Department of Pathology and Surgery, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Vill-Duilya, Charaktala Andul District, Howrah - 711 302 West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1116-5898.127106

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Hepatoid adenocarcinoma is one of the rarest tumors of the stomach. These tumors produce alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), which can be used as a diagnostic marker. The prognosis is poor compared to conventional adenocarcinoma of the stomach. A case of AFP-producing hepatoid adenocarcinoma stomach in a 55-year-old woman is presented. The patient underwent partial gastrectomy. We focus on the clinical features, imaging, histopathological and biochemical characteristics of the hepatoid variety of adenocarcinoma stomach.


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