Article Abstract

Muscular metastasis from gastric cancer

Authors: Laércio Gomes Lourenço, Jorge Roberto Marcante Carlotto, Fernando Augusto Mardiros Herbella, Diego Adão Fanti Silva, Henrique Barroso Setti


The association between gastric cancer and muscle metastasis is extremely rare. Few cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 68-year-old man, with a diagnosis of gastric adenocarcinoma by endoscopy and biopsy. A painful nodule on the right thigh became noticeable during chemotherapy sessions, where positron emission tomography and percutaneous biopsy diagnosed a muscle metastasis of gastric adenocarcinoma. This report demonstrates the importance of further investigation of muscle lesion in patients with gastrointestinal cancer and how we can diagnose and treat these lesions.