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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1992;26(1): 17-27.
Pathologic Classification of the Resected Gastric Carcinoma.
Gu Kang, Hyung Sik Shin, Min Chul Lee, Young Euy Park, Joo Seop Kim, Chul Jae Park, Soo Tong Pai
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
A total of 212 cases of gastric carcinoma resected at Kang-Dong Sacred Heart Hospital during the period of 4 years from December 1986 to December 1990 were examined according to Borrmann, Mulligan-Rember, Ming and WHO methods based on histopathological investigations. In Mulligan-Rember (M-R) classification, intestinal cell type (IC) was frequently seen in Borrmann type I and II; pyloro-cardiac gland cell type (PC) in II and III, and mucous cell type (MC) in IV and III. Expanding growth pattern was more frequent in IC, infiltrative growth pattern in MC, and PC showed less infiltrative growth than MC. In gross type, the most expanding growth pattern was seen in Advanced gastric carcinoma type (AGC) I and the next one was in AGC II; the ratio of infiltrative versus expanding type was highest in AGC IV and next in AGC resembling early gastric carcinoma (EGC) and AGC III in order. On WHO classification except squamous type, all the papillary type showed expanding growth and infiltrative growth was frequently seen in signet-ring cell, undifferentiated, tubular and mucinous types in order. Lymphoid stroma was more frequently found in expanding type than infiltrative type. The frequency of angioinvasion of tumor cells observed was high in AGC resembling EGC, AGC II, III, IV, I and EGC in order. In WHO classification excluding squamous type, undifferentiated and signet-ring cell types occurred more frequently under the age of 60 and papillary type were more frequnetly seen over the age of 60. But tubular type had no difference between the two age groups. In Ming's classification, expanding type was more frequently seen than infiltrative type over the age of 60.
Key Words: Gastric carcinoma; Pathology