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Metastatic Pattern of Spread of Gastric Adenocarcinoma  adult

Introduction: Adenocarcinoma arising from the stomach. Often presents as an ulcerated mass. However, it can be of a diffuse, infiltrative type (linitis plastica appearance); tumor cells infiltrate the submucosa and can be difficult to find on biopsy.

Prevalence: Uncommon Metastasis Frequency: Common

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Primary Tumor:

 Characteristics Comments
Stomach Ulcerated, Linitis Plastica, Mass Most commonly presents as an ulcerated mass but can present as linitis plastica

Known Metastatic Locations:

SiteFrequencyCharacteristics Comments
Local Lymph Nodes Common
Peritoneum Common
Liver Uncommon
Lung Parenchyma RareNodule
Bone Rare
Distant Lymph Nodes Rare
Ovary RareKrukenburg Metastases to the surfaces of both ovaries