Morphology of Early Gastric Cancer and Related Subjects

  • Takeo Nagayo


Early gastric cancer (EGC) is defined as a cancer whose growth is limited to the gastric mucosa (mucosal cancer) or invades the submucosa but not the muscularis propria (submucosal cancer), regardless of the size and shape of the cancer (Fig. 27).


Gastric Cancer Early Gastric Cancer Japanese Classification Macroscopical Type Mucosal Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeo Nagayo
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  1. 1.Aichi Cancer CenterResearch InstituteTashiro-Cho, Chikusa-Ku, Nagoya 464Japan

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