Vagaries of the natural history of signet ring cell carcinoma of the stomach

  • J Islam
  • G Tudor
  • P Shivsankar
  • SR Thomson


In our environment signet ring cell mucin producing stomach cancers usually, present with advanced disease often with transperitoneal spread and krukenburg tumours.1We present a patient who had a bizarre “benign” course of a biopsy proven signet cell cancer, who one year after diagnosis had a curative resection for a cancer confined to the mucosa.

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