Gastric Cancer in Pregnancy in China: Case Reports and a Mini-ReviewHuanhong Zeng1*, Xin Zhou1, Haiting Xie1, Yangyu Zhao2 and Wei Fu1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Huanhong Zeng
Department of General Surgery
Peking University Third Hospital
No. 49 North Huayuan Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 05, 2014 Accepted Date: November 18, 2015 Published Date: November 25, 2015
Citation: Zeng H, Zhou X, Xie H, Zhao Y, Fu W. Gastric Cancer in Pregnancy in China: Case Reports and a Mini-Review. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie]. 2015; 11(4): 165-168 DOI:10.7438/1584-9341-11-4-9
Copyright: © 2015 Zeng H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Gastric cancer associated with pregnancy is quite rare, and it is often diagnosed late due to misinterpretation of clinic presentations as pregnancy-related digestive symptoms. Most pregnancy-associated gastric cancer is often at its advanced stage at the time of diagnosis. The difficulties in the early diagnosis of gastric cancer in pregnant women deter timely surgical treatment for the disease. We reviewed the existing literature using the key words “pregnancy” and “gastric cancer”. 65 cases, including 62 cases reported previously in China and 3 cases that we report here, were accumulated. The analysis of these and other 29 cases from Japan revealed that the pathology of such kind of tumor mostly were poorly differentiated diffuse carcinomas. Some further examinations should be conducted timely on the pregnant patients with persistent gastrointestinal symptoms for the differential diagnosis of hyperemesis gravidarum. As soon as gastric cancer was diagnosed, a therapeutic plan should be promptly made by obstetric and gastric cancer specialists.