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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2016;33(2):142-145.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2016.
Metastatic eyelid cancer from gastric adenocarcinoma.
Ji Yoon Jung, Eun Joo Goo, Jae Chang Lee, Jay Song, Sung Ae Koh, Kyung Hee Lee, Young Kyung Bae
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Gastric cancer is the most common cancer in Korean males and can easily spread to distant organs such as the liver, lungs, brain, or bones. However, skin metastasis, particularly of the eye, is rare. Metastatic eyelid cancer is extremely rare; metastases from internal organs have not been reported so far. We recently experienced a patient with metastatic eyelid cancer from adenocarcinoma of the stomach. A 62-year-old female was admitted with a right upper eyelid mass and foreign body sensation. She had a history of stomach cancer of 3 years. She was treated by chemotherapy and radiotherapy for pathologic fracture. After receiving supportive care for 2 years, the mass appeared on her right pupil. Punch-biopsy of the mass was performed and histological examination revealed adenocarcinoma, the same as the initial histological result. We report this case with a review of related literature.
Key Words: Eyelid neoplasm, Gastric cancer, Gastric cancer metastasis
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