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Indolent mucoid carcinoma of stomach
  1. W. L. Brander1,
  2. P. R. G. Needham,
  3. A. D. Morgan
  1. Department of Histopathology, Westminster Medical School, London


    In a review of 574 cases of gastric carcinoma, 50 (8·7%) proved to be mucoid using defined microscopic criteria. Three histological types were recognized: pure signet-ring cell carcinoma (three cases); tumour of mixed pattern (41 cases); and an easily recognized, well differentiated type (six cases). This last group pursued an indolent course and had a mean survival time of nine years compared with mean survival times in the other two groups of five and 18 months respectively.

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    • 1 Present address: Department of Pathology, Guy's Hospital Medical School, London SE1 9RT.