Title

Gastric Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Chronic Back Pain: A Case Report.

Division

East Florida

Hospital

St. Lucie

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

5-1-2020

Keywords

Gastric adenocarcinoma, gastric cancer, back pain, chronic back pain

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Neoplasms

Abstract

Introduction: Early stage gastric cancer is usually asymptomatic. It is not until later stages of the disease, usually with metastasis, that patients typically develop symptoms that would prompt further evaluation.

Case Report: We present a case of a patient with chronic back pain who was found to have a gastric antral mass as the etiology of her pain. The patient proceeded to have a partial gastrectomy with complete surgical excision of her early-stage gastric cancer, after which her chronic back pain resolved.

Conclusion: This case demonstrates the importance of considering significant pathology in patients presenting with chronic complaints to the emergency department.

Publisher or Conference

Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine

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