MRI findings of gastric metastases from breast carcinoma

KARADENİZ BİLGİLİ M. Y., Hyslop B., Pamuklar E., Firat Z., Woosley J. T., Semelka R. C.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol.23, no.1, pp.115-118, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mri.2004.11.008
  • Journal Name: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-118
  • Keywords: breast cancer, gastric metastases, MRI, GASTROINTESTINAL METASTASES, CANCER, STOMACH, CT
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


We describe the MR appearance of breast cancer metastases to the stomach. The stomach wall was diffusely thickened with loss of the regular fold pattern best shown on the single shot T2-weighted images and enhanced with moderate mural enhancement on early and late post gadolinium images. The combination of gastric wall thickening and abnormal enhancement should suggest the diagnosis of diffuse mural metastases in a woman with a history of breast cancer. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.