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.
Source: PubMed


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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