Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2009 Feb;38(2):90-93.

A Case of Advanced Gastric Cancer and the First Symptom was a Skin Lesion

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon Christian Hospital, Incheon, Korea. doctlsd@yahoo.co.kr
  • 2Department of Surgery, Incheon Christian Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Incheon Christian Hospital, Incheon, Korea.


Cutaneous metastasis of internal malignancies is rare and the incidence of metastatic skin lesions as the first symptom of disease is only 0.8% for patients with all types of malignancies. Furthermore, cutaneous metastasis from advanced gastric cancer is exceedingly rare. A 43-year-old man presented with a single, symptomatic, erythematous nodule on the chest wall. A biopsy taken from the nodule showed an adenocarcinoma of the poorly differentiated type. An endoscopic examination and biopsy was done and these showed the same histologic findings. We reported here on this unusual case of advanced gastric cancer and the patient's first symptom was a skin lesion.


Advanced gastric cancer; Cutaneous metastasis
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