Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 14, 2013; 19(30): 5016-5020
Published online Aug 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i30.5016
Figure 1
Figure 1 Endoscopic findings upon initial admission for early gastric cancer. A: Conventional endoscopy showing a superficial depressed type lesion, 50 mm in size with an ulcer scar located in the gastric angle (arrows); B: Chromoendoscopy with indigo-carmine dye (blue) showing the lesion margin.
Figure 2
Figure 2 In situ locale of the lesion and gross appearance of the resected tumor. A: Intraoperative image taken during the endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedure. ESD was performed in October 2001; B: A tear (arrow) was present inside the lesion and likely was incident to the ESD procedure.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Histological findings of the endoscopic submucosal dissection-resected lesion tissues. A: The tumor is confined to the mucosa (solid arrow) and an ulcer scar (dashed arrow) (magnification: × 20); B: The tumor is composed of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma with signet ring cells (magnification: × 100).
Figure 4
Figure 4 No endoscopic evidence of recurrence was found at the endoscopic submucosal dissection site eight years after endoscopic submucosal dissection. A: Conventional endoscopy; B: Chromoendoscopy with indigo-carmine dye. Endoscopic examination provided no indications of recurrence at the endoscopic submucosal dissection site.
Figure 5
Figure 5 Bone scintigraphy results from the eight-year follow-up showing increased uptake in the spine and pelvic bone.
Figure 6
Figure 6 Histological findings of the biopsy specimen taken from the lumbar spine. A: The biopsy specimen taken from the lumbar spine revealed a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma histologically resembling the carcinoma cells in the early gastric cancer treated previously by endoscopic submucosal dissection; B: Using immunohistochemical staining, the tumor cells were positive for caudal-type homeobox transcription factor 2.