Metastatic gastric stump cancer occurring six years after a partial gastrectomy for gastric ulcer
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Biometry Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.Journal of the National Medical Association (Impact Factor: 0.96). 07/2008; 100(6):737-9.
Gastric stump cancer (GSC) is known to occur following partial gastrectomy for benign diseases. The risk is believed to increase four-to-five-fold 20 years after gastrectomy. We report a 41-year-old man with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the gastric stump six years after he underwent a partial gastrectomy for a gastric ulcer, following a major rebleeding episode. We highlight the need for identification of patients at risk of developing gastric stump cancer-especially as it has now been described in patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery for obesity-a population that continues to increase.
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