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Published: 2016-08-25

Rare Presentation of Gastroesophageal Carcinoma with Rectal Metastasis: A Case Report

Jasbir Makker, Niraj Karki, Binita Sapkota, Masooma Niazi, Prospere Remy

(Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY, USA)

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:611-615

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.898534


BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal cancers, previously considered rare, are rapidly increasing worldwide. We present here a unique case of gastroesophageal carcinoma with metastasis to the rectum.
CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old female patient presented with constipation, bloating, and weight loss of 4-month duration. She had undergone sleeve gastrectomy 6 years before. Endoscopies performed revealed a friable-looking mucosa in the lower esophagus and a polypoid rectal mass. Histopathological examination from both the esophageal and rectal lesions revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma cells. Immunohistochemistry stain from both specimens was positive for CK7 supporting the gastric site primary with metastasis to the rectum. Further evaluation also revealed metastasis to bone and malignant pleural effusion. Chemotherapy with palliative intent was initiated.
CONCLUSIONS: Colorectal metastasis is commonly seen from cancers of the breast, stomach, melanoma, kidney, prostate, and ovaries. However, colorectal metastasis from gastroesophageal cancer has never been reported in the medical literature. Diagnosis relies on histopathologic examination and immunohistochemical staining of the tumor. Treatment depends on the tumor stage. Tumors with widespread metastatic disease are candidates for palliative chemotherapy.

Keywords: Colorectal Neoplasms, Esophagogastric Junction, Neoplasm Metastasis




Published: 2016-08-24

Successful Anti-HCV Therapy of a Former Intravenous Drug User with Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir in a Peritr...


Leon Louis Seifert, Hauke Heinzow, Iyad Kabar, Stefan Christensen, Anna Hüsing, Hartmut H.-J. Schmidt

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:605-610

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.895839

Published: 2016-08-22

Fibrosing Cholestatic Hepatitis in a Complicated Case of an Adult Recipient After Liver Transplantation: ...


Tomohide Hori, Yasuharu Onishi, Hideya Kamei, Nobuhiko Kurata, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoji Ishizu, Yasuhiro Ogura

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:597-604

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.898427