TITLE

Gastric Cancer in a Young Adult

AUTHOR(S)
Dobkin, Jeffrey A.; Schubert, Timothy T.
PUB. DATE
July 1986
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul1986, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p607
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report a case of gastric adenocarcinoma in a 23-yr- old white man. Since only 1% of gastric cancers occur in patients under 35 yr or age, the diagnosis is often overlooked. The presence of persistent pain, weight loss, early satiety, anemia, and vomiting are clues to the underlying disorder. Endoscopy is the best means of diagnosis. All ulcers or other suspicious lesions should be biopsied. Prognosis is poor, related to the failure to suspect the diagnosis and to the aggressive nature of the disease. This case points out the importance of the thorough investigation of all patients with suggestive findings regardless of the patient's age.
ACCESSION #
16263352

 

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