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Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2012 May;6(2):314-8. doi: 10.1159/000338837. Epub 2012 May 23.

Gastric metastasis from a primary renal leiomyosarcoma.

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Department of Surgery, Ibaraki Seinan Medical Center Hospital, Sakai, Japan.


Primary leiomyosarcoma of the kidney is rare. Here we report a case of metastasis of this tumor to the stomach. A 73-year-old man visited our hospital suffering from general weakness and intermittent tarry stools. He had undergone right nephrectomy for renal leiomyosarcoma 2 years previously. There had been no local recurrence or distant metastasis in the 2-year follow-up period. Endoscopy revealed two submucosal tumors in the stomach. These tumors were diagnosed histologically as leiomyosarcoma and distal gastrectomy was performed. Subsequent histochemical staining confirmed the diagnosis of gastric metastasis from renal leiomyosarcoma. The patient died due to metastases to the liver and bone 9 months after the operation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of gastric metastasis from primary renal leiomyosarcoma.


Gastrectomy; Gastric metastasis; Nephrectomy; Renal leiomyosarcoma

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