Document Type : Research Article
Background: Gastric carcinoma is the third most common cause of cancer related mortality worldwide. The present study is taken up to provide an overview of the spectrum of malignancies, age and sex incidence and risk factor such as tobacco usage, alcohol consumption, dietary intake and blood group analysis of gastric adenocarcinomas in South India.
Martial and Methods: The present study is a two year retrospective study that included all the cases received from 1st August, 2018 to 31st July 2020 in the department of pathology, Guntur Medical College and Government General Hospital, Guntur.
Results: A total of 49 cases were included in the study. The most common age group was sixth decade of life with male preponderance. Gastric outlet obstruction was the most common presenting symptom. Tubular type of gastric adenocarcinoma was the most common histopathological variant.
Conclusion: Regardless of growing understanding of the risk factors, phenotypic and genotypic alterations and diagnostic modalities, Gastric adenocarcinoma still linger to have poor prognosis due to limited treatment options.