Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048


Gastric Squamous Cell Carcinoma Diagnosed Preoperatively as Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report

Donghyoun Lee and Chang Hak You

Gastric cancer is the most prevalent gastrointestinal cancer in East Asia, and the fifth most common type of cancers in the world. The gastric squamous cell carcinoma is a very uncommon entity, with worldwide incidence of 0.04% to 0.07% of all gastric cancers. Although surgery remains the main therapeutic option, the clear etiology has not been firmly determined for the squamous cell cancer of the stomach. In this study, we report the case of a 55- year old female patient who underwent subtotal gastrectomy along with the literature review.