Histochemical and ultrastructural studies were carried out in four gastric carcinoids, two of which were associated with atrophic gastritis and pernicious anemia. All tumors showed intense argyrophilia and vesicular granules resembling those of endocrine enterochromaffinlike (ECL) cells in normal human gastric mucosa. Tumor cells were found to be unreactive to all the 18 available antiserums to gut hormones, including gastrin, somatostatin, glucagon, and pancreatic polypeptide. The tumors were interpreted as ECL cell argyrophil carcinoids with various degrees of differentiation and atypia.
- ECL cell tumors
- Gastric carcinoids
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Structural Biology