Gastric Cancer Presenting as Isolated Ascites: A Diagnostic Challenge

  • Ines Duarte Division of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Department of Medicine,Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Cristina Outerelo Division of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Department of Medicine,Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal

Keywords

Gastric cancer, ascites, upper endoscopy, poor prognosis

Abstract

Malignant ascites is a rare first manifestation of gastric carcinoma and is usually associated with symptoms which include early satiety, abdominal pain and deteriorating clinical state. The authors describe the case of a male patient presenting with malignant ascites of rapid onset which was the sole presentation of gastric cancer, highlighting the importance of upper gastric endoscopy even in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms.

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  • Published: 2019-06-21

    Issue: Vol 6 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Duarte, I., & Outerelo, C. (2019). Gastric Cancer Presenting as Isolated Ascites: A Diagnostic Challenge. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6(7). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001141