A Rare Case of Local Recurrence Following Curative Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Intramucosal Differentiated-Type Gastric Cancer

Hideaki Kawabata, Yukino Kawakatsu, Katsutoshi Yamaguchi, Yuki Ueda, Yuji Okazaki, Misuzu Hitomi, Masatoshi Miyata, Shigehiro Motoi, Yasuyuki Enoki, Satohiro Minamikawa


A 78-year-old man underwent endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of early gastric cancer (EGC) (type 0-IIa) in the anterior wall of the antrum. En bloc resection was achieved. The histopathological examination revealed very well-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma (tub1) of 30 × 22 mm in size, confined to the mucosa. No lymphovascular invasion or ulceration was observed, and there was no undifferentiated-type component and the margins were tumor-free. Therefore, this lesion fulfilled the eCuraA criteria. Two years after ESD, esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed an irregular, slightly-depressed lesion within the post-ESD scar. Tubular adenocarcinoma was suspected based on histopathological examination of a biopsy specimen. The tumor was resected by ESD. A histopathological examination revealed well-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma (tub1) of 6 × 4 mm in size, confined to the mucosa. No lymphovascular invasion was detected and the margins were tumor-free. These findings indicated a curative resection. Recurrence following a curative ESD of an intramucosal differentiated-type EGC which fulfilled the eCuraA criteria is rare. Careful endoscopic observation using magnifying narrow band imaging (NBI) is needed after ESD, even when curative resection is achieved.

Gastroenterol Res. 2019;12(2):103-106
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1159


Early gastric cancer; Endoscopic submucosal dissection; eCuraA

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