Primary gastric squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is rare, and the simultaneous Helicobacter pylori infection has not been reported in the literature. Here, we presented a patient with concurrent H. pylori gastritis and primary gastric SCC. A 54-year-old Hispanic man presented with diarrhoea, chills, night sweats and weight loss of 16 lbs for the previous 6 weeks. Abdominal CT revealed large exophytic mass from the stomach infiltrating multiple organs. Biopsy was performed and histology showed squamoid features. Immunohistochemistry stain was positive for p40, CK5/6, CK7 and Helicobacter type organisms. Patient was diagnosed with primary gastric SCC and has been receiving chemotherapy. We also reviewed the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of primary gastric SCC.
- gastrointestinal system
- GI bleeding
- gastric cancer
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Contributors KZ wrote the majority of the article; AF wrote a portion of the manuscript; MM and MT provided constructive feedback during the manuscript preparation and drafting process.
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