Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1997 Dec;17(6):867-871.

A Case of Gastric Cancer with Rectal Metastasis Developing Rectal Stricture

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


A 59-year old female was admitted to Yongdong Severance Hospital due to diarrhea and lower abdominal pain lasting for 2 months. She had a previous history of admission for stomach cancer on September 1995. At that time, she underwent total gastrectomy and gastroduodenostomy. The pathology of the specimen revealed a signet ring cell carcinoma of stomach. On admission, computerized tomography revealed rectal wall thickness and no evidence of lymph node enlargement in abdomen and pelvic cavity. Barium enema study showed stricture of rectum. After sigmoidoscopic biopsy, she was diagnosed as a rectal metastasis resulted in rectal stricture and underwent sigmoid loop colostomy. Hence we present a case of gastric cancer with rectal metastasis resulted in rectal stricture.


Gastric cancer; Rectal metastasis; Rectal stricture
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