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An Interesting Case of Early Multifocal Gastric Cancer

Necati Örmeci, Onur Keskin

Citation Information : Örmeci N, Keskin O. An Interesting Case of Early Multifocal Gastric Cancer. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2012; 2 (2):116-118.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1048

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2012


Abstract

Early gastric cancer (EGC) is defined as gastric cancer confined to mucosa or submucosa, regardless of the presence or absence of lymph node metastasis. Generally, patients with multifocal EGC have two or three lesions but rarely have more than three lesions. In this article, we present a patient who was admitted to the hospital with complaints of epigastric pain and fatique. His endoscopic examination revealed four EGC lesions. We performed endoscopic mucosectomy for all lesions successfully. Endoscopic mucosal resection is an organ conservative approach and can be performed to patients with early multifocal gastric cancer. During this procedure life-threatening severe complications can occur. In our experience, severe bleeding occured during mucosectomy and our patient underwent subtotal gastrectomy.


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