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World J Clin Cases. Sep 26, 2022; 10(27): 9727-9733
Published online Sep 26, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i27.9727
Treatment of gastric cancer with dermatomyositis as the initial symptom: Two case reports and review of literature
Xiang-Fei Sun, Xiao-Dong Gao, Kun-Tang Shen
Xiang-Fei Sun, Xiao-Dong Gao, Kun-Tang Shen, Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
Author contributions: Sun XF collected the patient’s clinical data and drafted the manuscript; Gao XD helped in the management of the patient; Shen KT made revisions and supervision of the study; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81773080.
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Corresponding author: Kun-Tang Shen, MD, Doctor, Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University School of Medicine, No. 180 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China.
Received: May 18, 2022
Peer-review started: May 18, 2022
First decision: June 19, 2022
Revised: June 24, 2022
Accepted: August 14, 2022
Article in press: August 14, 2022
Published online: September 26, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Dermatomyositis is a rare autoimmune disease. Limited knowledge of the relationship between the disease and gastric cancer may complicate the diagnosis of gastric cancer. In this study, we report 2 cases of gastric cancer with dermatomyositis as the first symptom. A literature review was performed to further explore the relationship between dermatomyositis and gastric cancer.