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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 970293, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/970293
Case Report

Stomach Carcinoma Presenting with a Synchronous Liver Cancer: A Case Report and Literature Review

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guo Xue Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China

Received 12 May 2014; Accepted 30 August 2014; Published 22 September 2014

Academic Editor: Haruhiko Sugimura

Copyright © 2014 Yong Wang and Xiao-ting Wu. 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

Multiple primary malignant neoplasms are two or more malignancies in an individual without any relationship between the tumors. Multiple primary malignancies are relatively rare but have increased in recent decades. Two cancers are commonly observed among those with multiple primary malignancies, but two malignancies of stomach and liver are relatively rare to be reported. Mechanisms of the tumors were unclear; we described a patient who had stomach carcinoma presenting with a synchronous liver cancer and investigated his family history; we suggest that family history may be a key risk factor and early detection for additional primary malignancies should be needed for patients who had specific cancer history in their pedigree. Early diagnosis may be the key risk factor affecting prognosis.