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Stromal / other tumors

Metastases to stomach

Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 October 2012, last major update July 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.


● Uncommon
● Most common: leukemia, lymphoma, melanoma, breast, esophagus, lung, but almost all sites reported
● Melanoma and carcinomas tend to be multiple and ulcerated
● Metastatic breast and lung carcinomas may resemble linitis plastica

Case reports

● 74 year old woman with dysplasia due to breast carcinoma simulating linitis plastica (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125:567)
● 79 year old woman with melena due to metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2003;127:367)

Micro images

Breast carcinoma simulating linitis plastica

Merkel cell carcinoma

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