To evaluate the clinical and endoscopic patterns in a large series of patients with metastatic tumors in the stomach. A total of 64 patients with gastric metastases from solid malignant tumors were retrospectively examined between 1990 and 2005. The clinicopathological findings were reviewed along with tumor characteristics such as endoscopic pattern, location, size and origin of the primary sites. Common indications for endoscopy were anemia, bleeding and epigastric pain. Metastases presented as solitary (62.5%) or multiple (37.5%) tumors were mainly located in the middle or upper third of stomach. The main primary metastatic tumors were from breast and lung cancer and malignant melanoma. As the prognosis of cancer patients has been improving gradually, gastrointestinal (GI) metastases will be encountered more often. Endoscopic examinations should be conducted carefully in patients with malignancies, and endoscopic biopsies and information on the patient's clinical history are useful for correct diagnosis of gastric metastases.
Metastatic tumors to the stomach: analysis of 54 patients diagnosed at endoscopy and 347 autopsy cases
Metastatic gastric tumors arising from renal cell carcinoma: Clinical characteristics and outcomes of this uncommon disease
Metastatic carcinoma occurring in a gastric hyperplastic polyp mimicking primary gastric cancer: the first reported case
Multiple gastric metastases from ovarian carcinoma diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration
MRI of the stomach: a pictorial review with a focus on oncological applications and gastric motility
Pathological diagnosis and treatment outcome of gastric metastases from small cell lung cancer: A case report
Gastric metastasis from renal cell carcinoma with gastrointestinal bleeding: a case report and review of the literature
Improved Survival of a Patient with Gastric and Other Multiple Metastases from Ovarian Cancer by Multimodal Treatment: A Case Report
Malignant Melanoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Current Treatment Options.
Breast cancer metastasis to the stomach may mimic primary gastric cancer: report of two cases and review of literature
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