Pan African Medical Journal

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An unusual presentation of carcinoma stomach

Jeffey George, Deepak Kochummen Johnson, Rajneesh Anugraha Rajan, Sandesh Kolassery, Ramachandran Mavali Thazhath


Symptomatic gastric malignancy usually presents with symptoms which mimic peptic ulcer disease.Usual presenting features include weight loss and abdominal pain. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, melena and early satiety. Gastric malignancy presenting with hemetemesis, macular skin lesions of DIC and low backache due to bone metastasis from the primary is rare. Also bone metastasis in gastric cancer in the absence of hepatic metastasis is also rare.

Pan African Medical Journal 2013; 14: 84

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