13. Epithelial Tumours of the Stomach

  1. Neil A. Shepherd DM, FRCPath2,
  2. Bryan F. Warren MB ChB, FRCP(London), FRCPath3,
  3. Geraint T. Williams OBE, BSc, MD, MRCR, FRCP(London), FRCPath, FMedSci4,
  4. Joel K. Greenson MD5,
  5. Gregory Y. Lauwers MD6,7 and
  6. Marco R. Novelli MB ChB, PhD, FRCPath8
  1. Fátima Carneiro MD, PhD1 and
  2. Gregory Y. Lauwers MD6,7

Published Online: 5 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118399668.ch13

Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology, Fifth Edition

Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Carneiro, F. and Lauwers, G. Y. (2013) Epithelial Tumours of the Stomach, in Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology, Fifth Edition (eds N. A. Shepherd, B. F. Warren, G. T. Williams, J. K. Greenson, G. Y. Lauwers and M. R. Novelli), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118399668.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Gloucestershire Cellular Pathology Laboratory, Cheltenham, UK

  2. 3

    John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

  3. 4

    Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

  4. 5

    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  5. 6

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  6. 7

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  7. 8

    University College Hospital, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Centro Hospitalar de São João and IPATIMUP, Porto, Portugal

  2. 6

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 7

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199438

Online ISBN: 9781118399668

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Keywords:

  • stomach;
  • dysplasia;
  • intra-epithelial neoplasia;
  • adenocarcinoma;
  • neuro-endocrine tumour

Summary

Gastric adenocarcinoma represents a large tumour burden worldwide. Gastric cancer can be divided in two broad clinicopathological categories (early and advanced gastric cancer). Modern endoscopic techniques currently allow conservative therapy of the former. Carcinomas of the stomach are also a heterogeneous group of lesions, in terms of architecture, pattern of growth, cell differentiation and carcinogenesis. Although most gastric cancers are sporadic, hereditary conditions such as hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome are recognised. The incidence of gastric neuro-endocrine tumours has been increasing of late. Most are low-grade histological and biological lesions that present in three distinct clinico-pathological settings.