Answer: Operative Report Example 4

09/11/91. Path. Rpt. #S91-999 Stomach:

Tumor does not extend below mucosa, but a single nest of malignant cells is seen in submucosal lymphatic space. Surgical margins free. Perigastric lymph nodes free Dx: Superficial spreading carcinoma arising in the margins of a chronic gastric ulcer.

Comment:

Ask the pathologist if the "poorly formed glands" could make this an adenocarcinoma.

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