Lower limb edema caused by metastatic signet ring cell stomach cancer
  • Dany Cruz
    Internal Medicine Department at Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Portugal
  • Catarina Pinto Silva
    Internal Medicine, Department at Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Portugal
  • Cristina Marques
    Internal Medicine, Department at Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Portugal
  • Francisca Pereira
    Internal Medicine, Department at Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Portugal
  • Alexandra Leitão
    Internal Medicine, Department at Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Portugal
  • Ana Ogando
    Internal Medicine, Department at Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Portugal

Keywords

Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma, Gastric cancer, Paraneoplasic syndrome

Abstract

Overall gastric cancer incidence is decreasing, but incidence of gastric signet ring cell carcinoma has been rising. The diagnosis can be challenging. It has a poorer prognosis because it tends to be diagnosed at advanced stages. Lymphedema is a rare presentation. We report a rare presentation of signet ring cell carcinoma in a 49-year old male, with no underlying medical condition. The patient presented with lymphedema of lower limbs, scrotum and abdominal wall.

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    Published: 2023-08-07
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 9 (view)


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    Cruz D, Pinto Silva C, Marques C, Pereira F, Leitão A, Ogando A. Lower limb edema caused by metastatic signet ring cell stomach cancer. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003848.

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