Title

Gastric Cancer Presenting as Persistent Pneumonia: An Unusual Case Report

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Trinity

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

3-21-2021

Keywords

smoking, gastric cancer, fifth most common cancer, male sex, alcohol use, obesity, helicobacter pylori, dysphagia, abdominal pain, nausea

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Neoplasms | Oncology

Abstract

Worldwide, gastric cancer is the fifth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths, which carries a poor prognosis as only 28.3% are expected to survive after five years. The incidence varies depending on the geographical locations and dietary patterns. Here, we present a case of a 59-year-old Hispanic male with a 10-month history of recurrent bilateral pneumonia and dysphagia. Diagnostic workup revealed metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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