Hemoperitoneum secondary to spontaneous rupture of metastatic gastric leiomyosarcoma of the liver: report of a case.

@article{Kiyak2006HemoperitoneumST,
  title={Hemoperitoneum secondary to spontaneous rupture of metastatic gastric leiomyosarcoma of the liver: report of a case.},
  author={G{\"u}lten Kiyak and Mehmet Nuri Ozer and Ahmet Orhan G{\"u}rer and Ali Onder Devay and Aylin Kilic Yazgan},
  journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={120-2}
}
Hepatic rupture with resulting hemoperitoneum due to metastatic cancer is uncommon. Reports in the literature have described a wide variety of neoplasms causing this usually fatal phenomenon. We describe a rare case of spontaneous rupture of hepatic metastases from gastric leiomyosarcoma. A 72-year-old male patient with sudden onset severe epigastric pain was rushed into emergency service. After examination, the patient underwent urgent operation with possible diagnosis of perforated gastric or… CONTINUE READING