Radiographic and endoscopic regression of metastatic gastric cancer to the colon in the setting of 5-aminosalicylic acid use.

Journal Article

Colonic metastases from gastric cancer are a rare phenomenon and sparsely reported in the literature. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with vague abdominal symptoms and initial computer tomography (CT) imaging suggestive of a colonic apple-core lesion with serial colonoscopic biopsies diagnostic of metastatic signet ring cell gastric adenocarcinoma. This case is unique given the evolving CT and endoscopic findings that suggested a regression in colonic wall thickening in the setting of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) use prior to histologic diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patel, YA; McCall, SJ; Zhang, X; Jaffe, T; Shimpi, RA

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 6

Start / End Page

  • E88 - E92

PubMed ID

  • 28078130

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5177585

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2078-6891

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.21037/jgo.2016.05.02


  • eng

Conference Location

  • China