Endocrinol Metab > Volume 21(2); 2006 > Article
Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2006;21(2):165-169.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2006.21.2.165    Published online April 1, 2006.
A Case of Early Gastric Cancer Coincidentally Developed in a Patient with Acromegaly.
Kyun Woo Park, So Young Lee, Hye Suk Son, Yi Sun Jang, Hye Soo Kim, Jong Min Lee, Bong Yun Cha, Kwang Woo Lee, Ho Young Son, Sung Koo Kang
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
Abstract
Acromegaly is associated with an increased risk for a variety of cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer. However, there have been few reports of gastric cancer developing in an acromegaly patient. A 66-year-old man suffered with diabetes mellitus and hypertension for 15 years, and he visited the endocrinology department due to dizziness. On physical examination, the biochemical studies and the sella MRI, he showed the typical features of acromegaly with pituitary microadenoma. During the cancer screening studies to find the cause of anemia, early gastric cancer was diagnosed by pathologic examination of the tissue biopsies. We described the summary of characteristics of the patient and reviewed literature.
Key Words: Acromegaly, Growth hormone, Early gastric cancer


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