Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 14, 2018; 24(26): 2915-2920
Published online Jul 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i26.2915
Gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type with signet-ring cell carcinoma component: A case report and review of the literature
Keita Kai, Masaaki Satake, Osamu Tokunaga
Keita Kai, Department of Pathology, Saga University Hospital, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Masaaki Satake, Department of Gastroenterology, Koga Hospital 21, Kurume 839-0801, Japan
Osamu Tokunaga, Department of Pathology, Shin Koga Hospital, Kurume 830-8577, Japan
Author contributions: Kai K is the main author of this article; Satake M was attending doctor and performed endoscopic submucosal dissection; Kai K and Tokunaga O performed pathological diagnosis; Tokunaga O and Satake M reviewed the manuscript; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Keita Kai, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Saga University Hospital, Nabeshima 5-1-1, Saga City, Saga 849-8501, Japan.
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Received: April 13, 2018
Peer-review started: April 13, 2018
First decision: May 21, 2018
Revised: May 22, 2018
Accepted: June 9, 2018
Article in press: June 9, 2018
Published online: July 14, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: Gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type is a very rare variant of a well-differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type with a signet-ring cell carcinoma component.