A Case of Lymphatic Metastasis on Labia Majora from Gastric Carcinoma

So Young Kim, Na Young Lee, Myung Hwa Kim, Hae Young Choi, Ki Bum Myung

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Genital lymphedema may be a presenting feature of cutaneous metastasis of gastric carcinoma. This underscores the importance of evaluation in persistent genital swelling and erythema. We report a case of cutaneous metastasis from gastric carcinoma by lymphatic spreading. A 30-year-old female presented faintly erythematous swelling with pruritus and prickling sensation on labia majora for 1 month. Five years ago, she had diagnosed as gastric carcinoma, and gastrectomy was done. Also, she had received oophorectomy due to matastatic gastric carcinoma, Krukenberg tumor. Histopathologic finding showed glandular structures composed of hyperchromatic cells and signet ring cells within dilated lymphatic vessels in edematous dermis, which were consistent with lymphatic metastasis from gastric carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004


  • Gastric carcinoma
  • Labia majora
  • Lymphatic metastasis


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