2004 Feb;128(2):218-21. Abstract quote An unusual case of synchronous gastric carcinomas occurred in a 28-year-old man with a family history of gastric disease. Two tumor foci were identified: a well-differentiated advanced carcinoma with the phenotypic properties of complete intestinal metaplasia and an early intestinal-type carcinoma. Histochemical and immunohistochemical stains to demonstrate complete intestinal metaplasia, ie, Alcian blue pH 2. 5/periodic acid-Schiff.