Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2010, Vol 26, Num, 3     (Pages: 257-260)

Gastric Carcinoma Demonstrating Rhabdoid Features

Tuğba KARADENİZ 1, Semin AYHAN 1, Aylin TURNA 1, Mustafa TİRELİ 2

1 Department of Pathology, Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, MANİSA, TURKEY
2 Department of General Surgery, Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, MANİSA, TURKEY

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2010.01035
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Rhabdoid tumor, first described as an aggressive kidney tumor in infants and children and also observed less commonly in extra-renal locations, is seen very exceptionally in the gastrointestinal system. Gastrointestinal tumors with rhabdoid features are also extremely rare. A 59-year-old man with a long history of nausea, vomiting and weakness had been diagnosed as “diffuse-type gastric carcinoma” by the evaluation of endoscopic biopsy specimen at an other hospital. The total gastrectomy specimen showed an ulcerated mass measuring 7x4x4 cm located at the lesser curvature. The tumor penetrated the entire gastric wall and invaded the perigastric fat. The histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation revealed a gastric carcinoma with rhabdoid features. The tumor was presented to emphasize the importance of clinical, morphological and immunohistochemical differential diagnosis from diffuse type gastric carcinoma as it has a very poor prognosis and is rarely seen in the gastrointestinal system.

Keywords : Stomach, Rhabdoid tumor, Gastric cancer