The occurrence of synchronous tumors of the gastrointestinal tract is rarely observed in general surgery, diagnosis is frequently incidental, often intraoperatively. The aim of this study was to present a case of a 50 year-old male patient admitted to the Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital in Białystok, due to abdominal pain, significant weakness and excretion of tarry stools. Imaging diagnostics revealed the presence of a large gastric tumor (histopathological type - adenocarcinoma), and single metastasis to the liver. The patient was qualified for total gastrectomy. Surgery was performed at the 1st Department of General and Endocrinological Surgery, University Hospital in Białystok. Rectal cancer, which was observed during the operation was removed simultaneously.
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