International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2019, Vol 29, Num 1 Page(s): 119-121
A Case of Neck Skin Metastasis as a First Metastatic Region in the Early Stage of Gastric Carcinoma

Oguz BILGI1, Bulent KARAGOZ1, Hakan CERMIK2, Orhan TURKEN1, E. Gokhan KANDEMIR1

1Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Division of Medical Oncology, Istanbul, TURKEY
2Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Department of Pathology, Istanbul, TURKEY

Keywords: Gastric cancer, Skin metastasis, Early stage
Skin metastasis is an uncommon finding during the follow up of gastric carcinoma and if present, it is usually observed at the advanced stage of the disease. Herein, we present a 51-year-old man with stage I invasive gastric adenocarcinoma whose first metastasis occurred in the skin of the neck region eight months after the initial diagnosis. Eventually, the patient died 10 months after the diagnosis of skin metastasis because of intraabdominal recurrence of the gastric carcinoma.