Atypical presentation of gastric adenocarcinoma metastasis: case report




Gastric cancer; Metastasis.; Adenocarcinomas


Introduction: Gastric cancer is the 5th most incident cancer, except for non-melanoma skin tumors and the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the world. The most common sites of gastric cancer metastases are: liver (48%), peritoneum (32%), lung (15%) and bone (12%). Objective: to present the course of cutaneous metastasis due to gastric adenocarcinoma. Methodology: Descriptive study of the case report type, whose data were obtained from the patient's medical record. Case presentation: We report the case of a 44-year-old female patient who underwent surgical and chemotherapy treatment due to gastric adenocarcinoma. One year and four months after the initial intervention, hyperchromic, painful, diffuse and non-pruritic skin lesions appeared, located mainly on the chest, back and upper limbs. Skin biopsy confirmed the hypothesis of cutaneous metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma. Conclusion: In the context of gastric cancer treatment, it is important to monitor new signs and symptoms, such as insidious skin lesions, suggesting the possibility of metastatic skin tumor.

Author Biographies

Maria Clara Faustino Linhares, Hospital Hélio Angotti

Médica formada pela Universidade de Uberaba

Carolina Bugiato Faria Salge, Hospital Hélio Angotti

Médica formada pela Universidade de Uberaba

Fernanda Dias de Paula, Universidade de Uberaba

Acadêmica de Medicina da Universidade de Uberaba

Guilherme Nascentes Schmitt, Hospital Hélio Angotti

Médico formado pela Universidade de Uberaba.

Heloísa Paula Yamaguti, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Médica formada pela Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Guilherme Freire Angotti Carrara, Hospital Hélio Angotti

Cirurgião Oncológico do Hospital Hélio Angotti

Luiz Carlos Furtado de Almeida Junior, Hospital Hélio Angotti

Cirurgião Oncológico e Diretor Clínico do Hospital Hélio Angotti


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LINHARES, M. C. F.; ASSIS, M. N. V.; SALGE, C. B. F. .; PAULA, F. D. de; SCHMITT, G. N.; YAMAGUTI, H. P.; ANJO, V. A. S.; CARRARA, G. F. A.; ALMEIDA JUNIOR, L. C. F. de. Atypical presentation of gastric adenocarcinoma metastasis: case report. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 12, p. e534101220901, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i12.20901. Disponível em: Acesso em: 2 mar. 2024.



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