Vol 17, No 3 (2021)
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Early-stage gastric cancer presenting with tripe palm and acanthosis nigricans

Mehmet Zahid Kocak1, Murat Araz1, Mustafa Korkmaz1, Aykut Demirkiran1
Oncol Clin Pract 2021;17(3):132-134.


Tripe palm is a rare cutaneous paraneoplastic syndrome that can be overlooked and frequently appears with acanthosis nigricans. If tripe palm and acanthosis nigricans occur in a patient together, gastric cancer should come to mind. A 50-year-old female patient had signs of abdominal pain and velvety thickening in the palms and soles. Tripe palm and acanthosis nigricans were considered as paraneoplastic syndrome after other benign causes were excluded. It was determined that the underlying malignancy was gastric cancer. After neoadjuvant FLOT chemotherapy regimen, gastrectomy was performed, and the patient received adjuvant chemotherapy. With the recognition of tripe palm, a rare cutaneous paraneoplastic syndrome, patients can be diagnosed and treated early.

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