Gastric Cancer Presenting as Persistent Pneumonia: An Unusual Case Report

Cureus. 2021 Mar 21;13(3):e14024. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14024.


Worldwide, gastric cancer is the fifth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths, which carries a poor prognosis as only 28.3% are expected to survive after five years. The incidence varies depending on the geographical locations and dietary patterns. Here, we present a case of a 59-year-old Hispanic male with a 10-month history of recurrent bilateral pneumonia and dysphagia. Diagnostic workup revealed metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma.

Keywords: abdominal pain; alcohol use; dysphagia; fifth most common cancer; gastric cancer; helicobacter pylori; male sex; nausea; obesity; smoking.

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  • Case Reports