Spectrum of unusual imaging findings of metastatic lesions from gastric cancer

Kousei Ishigami, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Hiroyuki Irie, Tsuyoshi Tajima, Akihiro Nishie, Masakazu Hirakawa, Yasuhiro Ushijima, Daisuke Okamoto, Akihiro Ino, Eriko Kiyosawa, Masahiro Sakai, Aya Hirata, Hiroshi Honda

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this pictorial review was to present imaging findings of various unusual metastatic lesions from gastric cancer. Conclusion: Because of its tendency to cause the development of peritoneal implants, diffuse retroperitoneal tumor infiltration, and lymphangitic spread, poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma can involve various organs and superficial regions. In addition, metastasis from alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing gastric cancer may show giant lymph node metastasis, portal venous tumor thrombus, and hypervascular liver metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Medical Imaging Reviews
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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