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Gastric adenocarcinoma

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis certain


Abdominal pain and dyspepsia.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Increased wall thickness as tumoral infiltration is present at gastric antrum. No local invasion to adjacent structures and no obvious regional lymphadenopathy are noted.
Mild degenerative changes as osteophytosis is seen at the lumbar spine.

Case Discussion

Pathologically-proven gastric antral adenocarcinoma which is the most common gastric malignancy and the third most common GI malignancy following colon and pancreatic carcinoma.

CT is currently the staging modality of choice because it can help identify the primary tumor, assess for local spread, detect nodal involvement and distant metastases.

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