Omid Yazdanpanah, Fa-Chyi Lee, Roozbeh Houshyar, Mahra Nourbakhsh, Nataliya Mar

A case report of challenges in distinguishing gastroesophageal junction hepatoid adenocarcinoma from testicular germ cell tumor: Insights for improved diagnosis with gene expression profiling

  • General Medicine

Gastroesophageal junction hepatoid adenocarcinoma is a rare form of gastroesophageal cancer. We present a case of a 38-year-old man with no significant medical history who was diagnosed with gastroesophageal junction hepatoid adenocarcinoma but initially misdiagnosed with a testicular germ cell tumor, given the elevated alpha-feto protein and poorly differentiated pathology. We will elaborate on the importance of gene expression profiling in modern oncology to better define the tumor of origin in patients with cancer of unknown primary origin, how it helped us to diagnose gastroesophageal junction hepatoid adenocarcinoma and how it can help identify potential additional therapeutic targets in some cases. Due to the rarity of this subtype of gastroesophageal junction cancer there is a lack of standard therapeutic options, and we will discuss the most commonly used treatment regimens. The patient underwent three lines of antineoplastic therapy and unfortunately passed after 51 weeks of follow-up.

Need a simple solution for managing your BibTeX entries? Explore CiteDrive!

  • Web-based, modern reference management
  • Collaborate and share with fellow researchers
  • Integration with Overleaf
  • Comprehensive BibTeX/BibLaTeX support
  • Save articles and websites directly from your browser
  • Search for new articles from a database of tens of millions of references
Try out CiteDrive

More from our Archive