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Bone metastasis as the first sign of gastric cancer

Wafa Ben Ameur, Safa Belghali, Imen Akkari, Houneida Zaghouani, Elyes Bouajina, Elhem Ben Jazia

Abstract


The skeleton is a common metastatic site for visceral carcinomas. However, the presentation of gastric cancer as bony metastases without preceding gastrointestinal symptoms is rare which has been infrequently reported in the literature. We report an infrequent case of a 60-year-old patient diagnosed having a gastric carcinoma with bone metastasis as the first evidence. She has consulted with worsening backache which started two months priorly.




http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2017.28.95.13787
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