The Endoscopy Archives
Early Gastric Cancer, Diffuse TypeClick on any image to get a magnification (and then click "Back" on Your browser). Click here to get back to the index page.
Early gastric cancer A gastric cancer where the malignany is confined to the mucosa or submucosa but not infiltrating the muscularis mucosae. This type of gastric cancer was intitially described in Japan, but is of course found in any country where endoscopies are made. Resection is curative and 5-year survival is very high. An early gastric cancer does not usually cause any symptoms and is usually found when upper endoscopy is made for another reason or in screening examinations.
These images show early gastric cancer of the diffuse type.
December 9, 2011