Ultrasonographic appearances of gastric cancer

L. E. Derchi, E. Biggi, C. E. Neumaier, G. R. Cicio

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In 32 patients with known gastric cancer involving different segments of the stomach, an attempt was made to image the tumour by ultrasonography. Identification of the lesion was possible in 31/32 cases. The tumour always appeared as a focal or diffuse thickening of the gastric wall, with irregular outer margins and luminal echoes; in many cases, a 'target' pattern was seen. Although ultrasonography cannot be considered a sensitive test in the diagnosis of gastric cancer, knowledge of the possible appearances of tumours in all different portions of the stomach is important, since this method is often used as the first imaging procedure in a large variety of abdominal complaints, and clinically unsuspected gastric carcinomas may be imaged first by it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-370
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number666
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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