Gastroblastoma in Adulthood—A Rarity among Rare Cancers—A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Published on Nov 28, 2019in Case reports in pathology
· DOI :10.1155/2019/4084196
Giovanni Centonze12
Estimated H-index: 12
Alessandro Mangogna10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Health Science University)
+ 17 AuthorsMassimo Milione33
Estimated H-index: 33
Gastroblastoma (GB) is a rare gastric epithelial-mesenchymal neoplasm, first described by Miettinen et al. So far, all reported cases described the tumor in children or young adults, and similarities with other childhood blastomas have been postulated. We report a case of GB in a 43-year-old patient with long follow up and no recurrence up to 100 months after surgery. So far, this is the second case of GB occurring in the adult age >40-year-old. Hence, GB should be considered in the differential diagnosis of microscopically comparable conditions in adults carrying a worse prognosis and different clinical approach.
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