Isolated bone marrow carcinomatosis: A rare presentation of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach in a young male
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2016; 37(01): 67
DOI: DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.177040
Article published online:
12 July 2021
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The solid malignancies which commonly metastasise to bone marrow are breast, prostate, and rarely gastric cancer. The patients with bone marrow metastasis of gastric cancer are often younger and present with refractory anemia, cytopenias, elevated ALP, LDH, osteolytic lesions, and lower incidence of hypercalcemia with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma being most common type. To conclude, case presenting with leukoerythroblastic picture on peripheral blood film, should be evaluated for the infiltrative pathology of the bone marrow. Isolated bone marrow carcinomatosis of poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma in a young male is rare and associated with poor prognosis.
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