Advertisement

Calcified gastric cancer—CT findings before and after chemotherapy Case report and discussion of the pathogenesis of this type of calcification

      This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.

      Abstract

      Diffuse calcifications in primary gastric cancer are very rare, most of them being found in mucinous adenocarcinoma. We present the CT aspects of a locally advanced gastric cancer, which showed partial response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. The pathological features of the surgical specimen after total gastrectomy are also reported and the pathogenesis of the calcifications is discussed.

      Keywords

      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to Clinical Imaging
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • Nishimura K
        • Togashi K
        • Tohdo G
        • Dodo Y
        • Tanada S
        • Nakano Y
        • Torizuka K
        Computed tomography of calcified gastric carcinoma.
        J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1984; 8: 1010-1011
        • Rotondo A
        • Grassi R
        • Smaltino F
        • Greco A
        • Leung WL
        • Allison DJ
        Calcified gastric cancer: report of a case and review of the literature.
        Br J Radiol. 1986; 59: 405-407
        • D'Altorio DA
        Calcification in a gastric mucinous adenocarcinoma.
        Am J Dig Dis. 1973; 18: 419-422
        • Cerri GG
        • Zeitune JM
        • Hashimoto MS
        • Zaerka S
        • Bettarello A
        • Magalhaes A
        The calcified target lesion: mucinous carcinoma of the stomach.
        J Clin Ultrasound. 1985; 13: 431-432
        • Villar Grimalt A
        • Candel MT
        • Garcia J
        • Bernacer B
        • Jimeno J
        Combination of etoposide, adriamycin and cisplatin (EAP) in gastric cancer. Association with severe toxicity.
        Ann Oncol. 1991; 2: 310-314
        • Machover D
        • Goldschmidt E
        • Chollet P
        • Metzger G
        • Zuitton J
        • Marquet J
        • Vandenbulcke JM
        Treatment of advanced colorectal and gastric adenocarcinomas with 5-fluorouracil and high-dose folinic acid.
        J Clin Oncol. 1986; 4: 685-696
        • Gruber GB
        Knochebildung in einem magen karzinom.
        Z Beitr Pathol Anat. 1913; 55: 368-370
        • Kunieda K
        • Okuhira M
        • Nakano T
        • Nakatami S
        • Tateiwa J
        • Hiramatsu A
        • Mizuno T
        Diffuse calcification in gastric cancer.
        J Int Med Res. 1990; 18: 506-514
        • De Carvalho JC
        • Francischetti EA
        • De Barros Filho GA
        • Cerda JJ
        Calcified mucinous adenocarcinoma of the stomach.
        Am J Gastroenterol. 1978; 69: 481-484
        • Rotonda R
        • Grassi R
        • Fanucci A
        • Smaltino F
        Carcinoma calcificato della giunzione gastro-esofagea.
        Radiol Med. 1993; 85: 680-682
        • Imai I
        • Murayama H
        • Arima S
        Heterotopic ossification and psammomatous calcification in gastric carcinoma: case report and review of literature.
        Acta Pathol Jpn. 1979; 29: 975-984
        • Ashley DJB
        Evan's Histological Appearances of Tumors.
        in: Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh1990: 307-308
        • Murayama H
        • Kamio A
        • Imai T
        Gastric carcinoma with psammomatous calcification: report of a case with reference to calculogenesis.
        Cancer. 1982; 49: 788-796