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Soft tissue sarcoma with metastasis to the stomach: A case report

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Author(s): Lemuel Leon Dent, Cesar Yamil Cardona, Michael Clause Buchholz, Roosevelt Peebles, Julie Denise Scott, Derrick Jerome Beech, Billy Ray Ballard

Journal: World Journal of Gastroenterology
ISSN 1007-9327

Volume: 16;
Issue: 40;
Start page: 5130;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Gastrointestinal bleeding | Metastatic sarcoma | Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma

ABSTRACT
Soft tissue sarcomas are unusual malignancies comprising 1% of cancer diagnoses in the United States. Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma accounts for approximately 5% of sarcomas occurring in adults. The most common site of metastasis is the lung, with other sites being bone, the brain, and the liver. Metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract has rarely been documented. We present an unusual case of high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma with metastasis to the stomach, complicated by upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

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