Radiographic Findings of Metastasis to the Stomach Tsutomu Hamada 1 1Department of Gastroenterology, Social Health Insurance Medical Center Keyword: 胃転移 , X線診断 , 粘膜下腫瘍 pp.1773-1784
Published Date 2003/12/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403100706
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 Metastatic carcinoma of the stomach was investigated and it's radiographic findings were discussed. Morphologically, hematogenic metastasis from the lung, esophagus or breast is often observed but direct invasion from the neighboring organs is very rare. Most of the hematogenic metastases manifest themselves as submucosal tumors with big and deep ulcerations at the center of the tumor. It's characteristic figure on barium meal study is usually called “bull's eye sign” or “target sign”. Even when metastatic tumors are small, they still appear as an elevation with central depression like a gastric erosion. They are hard to diagnosis because they haven't any typical symptoms, but we need to look for this typical clinical findings during ordinary examination.

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