Gastric adenosquamous carcinoma producing granulocyte-colony
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A gastric adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) that produces granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is an uncommon malignancy with a poor prognosis. Due to the rarity of this lesion, a standard treatment for the disease has not been established.We describe a case of a 66-year-old male with a G-CSF-producing gastric ASC who presented with severe anemia and leukocytosis. A radical resection was performed, followed by a course of adjuvant chemotherapy. Histopathologic examination revealed that the tumor consisted of areas of both squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemical staining with an anti-G-CSF antibody was also positive. He was started on adjuvant capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CapeOX) 6 weeks after surgery. The patient stopped treatment after 3 months due to his own preference. Eight months following surgery, the patient was found to have diffuse lymph node, liver, and peritoneal metastases...

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