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Sun, 03.03.24

CASE COMMUNICATION

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 5, May 2023
pages: 372-373

Gallbladder Metastasis from a Gastric Origin

1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 2 Deep Vision Laboratory, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 3 Department of Internal Medicine B, Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, Ashdod, Israel 4 Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel 5 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Gallbladder metastasis is an extremely rare entity [1]. It is mainly secondary to melanoma but has also been reported as originating from breast cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and gastric cancer. Its diagnosis is often late in the advanced stage of the disease with the involvement of other organ systems [2].

We present a case of a patient who developed gastric cancer gallbladder metastasis. These findings are usually incidental on pathology of cholecystectomy specimens [1]. In our case, the metastatic lesion was demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior to surgery. Of note, the lesion had a similar enhancement pattern to the primary tumor.

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