December 1980

Diffuse Sclerotic Skeletal Metastases as an Initial Feature of Gastric Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Rheumatology, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, Calif (Dr Carstens), and the Department of Radiology, University of California-San Diego and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego (Dr Resnick). Dr Resnick is a James Picker Foundation Scholar.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(12):1666-1668. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330230112023

Diffuse sclerotic bone lesions in the adult are commonly the result of metastatic disease. Carcinoma of the breast and prostate and Hodgkin's disease are the most prevalent underlying malignant processes. We describe a patient who had gastric carcinoma and early prominent diffuse sclerotic bone lesions and briefly review the literature.

(Arch Intern Med 140:1666-1668, 1980)