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Table 1 Brief summary of clinical and pathological data of English reported cases, and of the current case

From: Oral ulcer as an exclusive sign of gastric cancer: report of a rare case

Author Year Age/sex Site of oral mts Time relation between primary tumor and mts Diagnosis of primary tumor Clinical status of primary tumor Follow up after diagnosis
Lund et al 1968 63/F Gingiva Sincronous CA undiff. Unresectable Died in a few days for respiratory failure
Astacio et al 1969 58/M Retromolar area Sincronous CA grade 3 with signet-ring cells Resectable Died in sixth post-oper. day for renal failure
Lopez et al 1976 65/F Gingiva 3 weeks before primary CA grade 3 Unresectable Died in a few days for heart and renal failure
Arjona et al 1989 65/M Soft palate 5 months before primary CA nos Unresectable Died in a few days for cardio-pulmonary failure
Florio et al 1995 66/M Hard palate 3 months after primary CA grade 2 Unresectable Died in a few days for complications
Shimoyama et al 2004 56/M Gingiva 15 months after primary CA grade 3 with signet-ring cells Resectable Died two months later for cancer
Current case 61/F Hard palate and gingiva 7 months before primary CA undiff. with signet-ring cells Resectable Died in tenth post-oper. day for heart failure
  1. mts: metastasis; CA: gastric carcinoma; nos: not otherwise specified
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