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Gastric carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
CT

Circumferential mural thickening in the body of the stomach that demonstrates enhancement is noted. Multiple lymphadenopathy was also observed in the gastro-hepatic ligament.

Case Discussion

This case exemplifies a gastric cancer.

Notice the value of water in the use of imaging the stomach with CT.  It both distends the stomach and provides a negative contrast agent, assisting in exposing abnormalities of the stomach wall.

Endoscopy remains the gold standard investigation in examining the stomach.

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Case information

rID: 30234
Published: 27th Jul 2014
Last edited: 5th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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