An unusual presentation of stomach cancer

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,1,66-68.
Published:January 2015
Type:Case Report
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Waseem Raja, Imtiyaz Dar, Manzoor Ahmad Wani1, Jaswinder Singh1

Departments of Internal Medicine and 1Gastroenterology, Sher‑I‑Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Abstract:

Cancer of the stomach usually presents with fullness, decreased appetite, malena or hematemesis. Unusual presentations include distant metastasis as a primary presentation, rectal tumor, cutaneous metastasis and others. Stomach cancer presenting as portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has not been reported previously. We here present an adult female who presented to us with symptoms suggestive of PVT and was found to have cancer of the stomach. A brief review of the literature follows.