Gall bladder adenocarcinoma masquerading as dermatomyositis

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2014,3,2s,s32-s35.
Published:July 2014
Type:Case Report
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Madhumita Premkumar, Tanmay Vyas, Chitranshu Vashistha, Chandan Kumar, Archana Rastogi1, Parth Sharma

Departments of Hepatology and 1Pathology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

Abstract:

We describe the development of adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder in a patient who presented to us with progressive cholestatic jaundice and weight loss, 4 months after being diagnosed with dermatomyositis (DM). DM and polymyositis are both associated with a variety of malignancies, and the most common site of the primary neoplasm is the lung, ovary, and colon.