Ewha Med J.  1994 Jun;17(2):141-147. 10.12771/emj.1994.17.2.141.

A Case of Hematologic Complications in Gastric Adenocarcinoma

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pathology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.


Among the hematologic complications of solid tumors, leukoerythroblastosis, DIO and MAHA have been known to be clinically significant According to the recent increasing incidence of cancer, these hematologic complications have been reported frequently. However, the simutaneous developement of such manifestations is rare. Recently, we have experienced a patient with gastric adenocarcinoma in which case severe bleeding tendency were observed and laboratory studies including bone marrow examination demonstrated the findings of leukoerythroblastosis, DIC and MAHA. She died of upper gastrointestinal bleeding despite the supportive care such as vlood transfusions. We should give attention to the findings of peripheral golld smear for the patient with malignancy and it is mandatory for therapeutic plan to perform bone marrow examination if the above mentioned hemorrhagic complications are suspected.

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