Korean J Hepatol > Volume 15(2); 2009 > Article
The Korean Journal of Hepatology 2009;15(2): 201-208.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3350/kjhep.2009.15.2.201
A case of Liver metastasis of gastric hepatoid adenocarcinoma
Eun Hyoung Jeong, M.D., Dong Hyun Kim, M.D., Sung Ho Ma, M.D., Eui Jong Chung, M.D., Sang Su Bae, M.D., A Young Park, M.D.1, Hyung Jun Chu, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, 1Pathology, Hong Ik General Hospital, Seoul, Korea
ABSTRACT
We report herein a case of hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach with liver metastasis. Gastric carcinoma generally presents as adenocarcinoma and rarely shows a hepatoid pattern, which can produce alphafetoprotein (AFP). The stomach is one of the common sites at which hepatoid adenocarcinoma has been detected. A 75-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital with a symptom of epigastric discomfort. Gastrofibroscopy revealed a large tumor occupying the greater curvature of the stomach body. The level of serum AFP was markedly increased. Abdominal computed tomography revealed multiple liver masses. Biopsy samples of the gastric lesion and liver masses finally confirmed her case as hepatoid adenocarcinoma in the stomach with liver metastasis. The AFP-producing gastric carcinoma needs special attention because it often presents with early liver metastasis and has a poor prognosis. (Korean J Hepatol 2009;15:201-208)
KeyWords: Hepatoid adenocarcinoma; Liver metastasis; Alpha-fetoprotein

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