Early Gastric Cancer, the Mexican Way

Jonathan Manuel Aguirre-Valadez, Félix Téllez-Ávila, Paris Ramos Martínez, Rafael Barreto-Zúñiga


Gastric cancer is a common disease worldwide, is the second leading cause of cancer death. Early gastric cancer (EGC) is defined as an adenocarcinoma confined to the mucosa or submucosa, regardless of its lymph node involvement (T1 any N), the National Cancer Center of Japan reports a 5-year survival of 99% when the tumor is confined to the mucosa and 96% when there involucre of the submucosa, hence the importance of early detection of this entity, even in countries where the incidence is low, like Mexico, the capacity to detect a EGC becomes a difficult task, because for the difficulty to suspected the diagnosis and the management. Here we present the case of a patient with EGC properly detected by endoscopy, allowing appropriate management.


Gastric ulcer; Early gastric cancer; Gastric adenocarcinoma

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