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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 182962, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/182962
Case Report

A Case of Extreme Gastroparesis due to an Occult Small Cell Cancer of the Lung

1Department of Internal Medicine, Zaans Medisch Centrum Zaandam, P.O. Box 210, 1500 EE Zaandam, The Netherlands
2Department of Pulmonology, Zaans Medisch Centrum Zaandam, P.O. Box 210, 1500 EE Zaandam, The Netherlands

Received 21 October 2013; Accepted 20 November 2013

Academic Editors: P. Abraham, O. I. Giouleme, and S. Kikuchi

Copyright © 2013 J. A. C. M. Burger et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A patient with gastroparesis is presented. Ultimately the diagnosis of paraneoplastic gastroparesis due to an occult small cell cancer of the lung was made. The difficulties in the diagnostic process and the pathogenesis of this very rare manifestation are discussed.