Cutaneous Metastasis from Gastric Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report

Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences (Impact Factor: 0.8). 08/2005; 21(7):329-32. DOI: 10.1016/S1607-551X(09)70130-5
Source: PubMed


Cutaneous metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma is an infrequent disease entity. When present, it typically signifies disseminated disease with a poor prognosis. We report a case of a 57-year-old male patient with gastric cancer who developed generalized erythematous nodules on the chest, abdomen, back, neck, and four extremities 2 months postoperatively. Results of a skin biopsy disclosed groups of metastatic adenocarcinoma cells in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, forming clusters and strands in a desmoplastic stroma. Histopathologic examination demonstrated that the cutaneous metastasis was of stomach origin.

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