Adenocarcinoma of gastric antrum

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Old lady presented with a history of repeated episodes of indigestion, loss of appetite, constant nausea and persistent heartburn.

Patient Data

Age: 72 years
Gender: Female

CT abdomen and pelvis

Thickening of the walls featuring an irregular mass in the gastric antrum.


Gastrointestinal video endoscopy

Endoscopic view of the pyloric antrum region shows irregular and hypertrophic mucosal gastric wall contours.

Case Discussion

Lesion biopsy confirmed gastric adenocarcinoma.

Gastric carcinoma refers to a primary malignancy arising from the gastric epithelium.

The appearance of gastric adenocarcinoma varies according to the size and stage of the tumour, in this case, it is evident from the presence of a tumour within the gastric lumen. Mucosal masses due to gastric carcinoma enhance during the late arterial phase. 

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Case information

rID: 17416
Case created: 11th Apr 2012
Last edited: 5th Jun 2017
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