Introduction An association between bullous pemphigoid (BP) and internal malignancy has been suggested. However, no reports have documented a dramatic improvement in BP after surgery for gastric cancer. Presentation OF CASE An 82-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to a local hospital for severe fatigue. On examination, she was diagnosed with BP and gastric cancer. Her BP was resistant to steroid treatment; however, it improved dramatically after surgery for gastric cancer. Discussion In this case, a strong relationship appeared to exist between BP and gastric cancer. Conclusion This is the first report of a dramatic improvement in BP after surgery for gastric cancer. © 2014 The Authors.
Noguchi, K., Kawamura, H., Ishizu, H., & Okada, K. (2014). Dramatic resolution of bullous pemphigoid after surgery for gastric cancer: A case report. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 5(4), 212–214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.02.008