Gastric Cancer Presenting as Isolated Ascites: A Diagnostic Challenge

Duarte, Ines and Outerelo, Cristina (2019) Gastric Cancer Presenting as Isolated Ascites: A Diagnostic Challenge. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (7). ISSN 2284-2594

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gastric cancer, ascites, upper endoscopy, poor prognosis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 20:37
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 20:37

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