Gastric carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

CT of the abdomen for other causes.

Patient Data

Age: 61
Gender: Male
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

Although not the method of choice, computed tomography of the abdomen showed thickening in the gastric antrum and pylorus region, with important enhancement.  

Case Discussion

Contact the patient's physician was discussed supplementation with endoscopy, in which biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of gastric adenocarcinoma (ulcerated lesion in the antrum).

The use of water, rather than standard oral contrast, can be very useful is assessing the stomach, creating a negative contrast agent against the gastric mucosa.

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Case information

rID: 21503
Case created: 27th Jan 2013
Last edited: 27th Sep 2016
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