Metastatic Colon Cancer from Asymptomatic Gastric Stump Cancer: Report of a Rare CaseLei-Ying Huang1,2, Hung-Hsin Lin2,5, Wen-Yih Liang3,4 and Jeng-Kai Jiang2,5*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jeng-Kai Jiang
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans
General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
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Received date: January 16, 2017; Accepted date: February 20, 2017; Published date: February 25, 2017
Citation: Huang L, Lin H, Liang W, Jiang J (2017) Metastatic Colon Cancer from Asymptomatic Gastric Stump Cancer: Report of a Rare Case. J Clin Case Rep 7:926. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000926
Copyright: © 2017 Huang L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Herein we present a rare case of metastatic tumor in transverse colon originating from an asymptomatic gastric stump cancer.
Case presentation: A 55-year-old woman underwent partial gastrectomy and pyloroplasty for the gastrointestinal stromal tumor in the stomach in 2006. She developed abdominal fullness and a reduced appetite in April 2015. Colonoscopy and computerized tomography indicated primary transverse colon cancer with obstruction and multiple liver metastases. She underwent an emergency extended right hemicolectomy, and pathological analysis revealed a secondary colon cancer. A series of examinations after an operation, including gastric endoscopy with biopsy, and pathology examination including immunohistochemical studies, indicated a metastatic adenocarcinoma from a gastric stump.
Conclusion: This case may provide physicians with additional knowledge on rare presentations of gastric stump.