A gastric stump cancer with unusual appearance

  • Ferdane Sapmaz Department of Gastroenterology, Keçiören Education and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Sebahat Basyigit Department of Gastroenterology, Keçiören Education and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Metin Uzman Department of Gastroenterology, Keçiören Education and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Gulcin Guler Simsek Department of Pathology, Keçiören Education and Training Hospital,Ankara, Turkey
  • Tolga Akkan Department of Gastroenterology, Keçiören Education and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Yasar Nazligul Department of Gastroenterology, Keçiören Education and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: gastric stump, cancer, appearance

Abstract

A 60 year old man was referred to our hospital with the chief complaints of abdominal pain and vomiting. He underwent a distal gastrectomy with a Billroth II gastrojejunostomy for a peptic ulcer 13 years ago. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) did not reveal any gross lesion in the stomach but depigmented areas were seen in the anastomosis line. The histopathology of the anastomotic area revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Gastric stump cancers can be polypoid, fungating, ulcerated and diffusely infiltrating tumors respectively. In our case, the appearance of adenocarcinoma was quite different from that described in the classification system.

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Published
2015-12-20
How to Cite
Sapmaz, F., Basyigit, S., Uzman, M., Simsek, G. G., Akkan, T., & Nazligul, Y. (2015). A gastric stump cancer with unusual appearance. Journal of Health Sciences, 5(3), 104-106. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2016.289
Section
Case reports