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World J Surg Oncol. 2005 Aug 24;3:55.

Adenocarcinoma in bladder diverticulum, metastatic from gastric cancer.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Oncology, Gifu University Hospital, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City 501-1193, Japan. nobuhisa517@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Metastasis to the urinary bladder from gastric cancer is rare. Metastasis to a diverticulum of the bladder from gastric cancer is extremely rare. We report a case of isolated bladder metastasis from gastric cancer and invasion localized to the muscularis propria of the primary site (stomach).

CASE PRESENTATION:

A 90-year-old female presented with nausea and vomiting that was diagnosed as gastric cancer, the patient also had intermittent hematuria. Pelvic computed tomography identified an abnormally thickened area in the bladder wall that was diagnosed as a diverticulum of the bladder. A biopsy of the bladder wall revealed well differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma metastatic from gastric carcinoma.

CONCLUSION:

Almost all cases of bladder metastasis from gastric cancer had peritoneal dissemination. This particular presentation of bladder metastasis from gastric cancer, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously reported.

PMID:
16117837
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PMCID:
PMC1208965
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