Signet ring cell carcinoma

Common Name(s)

Signet ring cell carcinoma, Diffuse gastric cancer

Diffuse gastric cancer is a type of cancer found most often in the glandular cells lining the stomach, but can also develop in the bowel, breast, pancreas, bladder, prostate or lung. The term "signet ring cell" is often used because the cells look like signet rings when viewed under a microscope. The signet cells are a type of epithelial cell. Epithelial tissue is skin tissue, covering and lining the body both inside and out.  
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Signet ring cell carcinoma" returned 71 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Synchronous diagnosis of signet ring cell colon carcinoma and transitional carcinoma of the left distal ureter.
 

Author(s): Liliana Streba, Corina Gruia, S S Mogoantă, P Mitruţ, Letiţia Adela-Maria Streba, Adriana Bold

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2013 ;54(3):629-34.

 

The presence of synchronous multiple primary carcinomas, although recognized, remains very uncommon. Their etiopathogeny is unclear. The wide spread of imaging techniques currently facilitates diagnosis of simultaneous tumors. We present the rare case of a signet ring cell colon carcinoma ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2013

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Uncorrectable ptosis: primary cutaneous signet-ring cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Mark S Hansen, Sulene L Chi, Thomas Cummings, Julie A Woodward

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Primary cutaneous signet-ring cell carcinoma (PCSRCC) is a rare but aggressive tumor. Our case highlights a 60-year-old man who presented with eyelid ptosis, for which he underwent multiple surgical procedures over a 3-year period prior to referral to our clinic. These procedures ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2013

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Signet-ring cell carcinoma of the breast: a case report.
 

Author(s): Xing Li, Yan-fen Feng, Wei-dong Wei, Peng Liu, Ze-ming Xie, Jin Wang, Xiao-ming Xie

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Signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) can arise from virtually all organs. However, primary SRCC of the breast is very rare. Until 2003, SRCC was placed under 'mucin-producing carcinomas' and separated from other carcinomas by the World Health Organization (WHO). To date, only a few cases ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2013

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The terms "Signet ring cell carcinoma" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Synchronous appendiceal and intramucosal gastric signet ring cell carcinomas in an individual with CDH1-associated hereditary diffuse gastric carcinoma: a case report of a novel association and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Leslie E Hamilton, Kirsten Jones, Neal Church, Shaun Medlicott

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Hereditary diffuse gastric carcinoma is an autosomal dominant cancer syndrome associated with mutations of the E-cadherin gene (CDH1). E-cadherin is normally involved in cell-cell adhesion, so it not surprising that individuals with this syndrome are predisposed to develop malignancies ...

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2013

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Early-stage primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the colon.
 

Author(s): Jae Hyun Kim, Seun Ja Park, Moo In Park, Won Moon, Sung Eun Kim

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Jun;19(24):3895-8.

 

Primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the colorectum detected at an early stage is very rare; most cases are detected at an advanced stage. Therefore, its prognosis is poorer than that of ordinary colorectal cancer. A 56-year-old Korean man was seen at this hospital for management ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2013

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A new case of primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the cervix with prominent endometrial and myometrial involvement: Immunohistochemical and molecular studies and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Giovanna Giordano, Silvia Pizzi, Roberto Berretta, Tiziana D'Adda

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As a rule, endocervical tumours with signet-ring cell are classed as metastatic extra-genital neoplasms. In a patient aged 45 years, we describe primary cervical signet-ring cell carcinoma (PCSRCC) characterized by prominent endometrial and myometrial involvement, simulating primary ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2012

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Akt Inhibitor MK2206 in Treating Patients With Previously Treated Colon or Rectal Cancer That is Metastatic or Locally Advanced and Cannot Be Removed by Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Colon Mucinous Adenocarcinoma; Colon Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma; Rectal Mucinous Adenocarcinoma; Rectal Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma; Recurrent Colon Carcinoma; Recurrent Rectal Carcinoma; Stage IIIA Colon Cancer; Stage IIIA Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIB Colon Cancer; Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIC Colon Cancer; Stage IIIC Rectal Cancer; Stage IVA Colon Cancer; Stage IVA Rectal Cancer; Stage IVB Colon Cancer; Stage IVB Rectal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2014

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Evaluation of Surgery Versus Primary Chemotherapy in Resectable Signet Ring Cell Gastric Adenocarcinoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Signet Ring Cell Gastric Adenocarcinoma

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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