Total pancreatectomy for diffuse pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Azlanudin A, and Razman J, (2011) Total pancreatectomy for diffuse pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Journal of Surgical Academia, 1 (1). pp. 44-46. ISSN 2231-7481

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A 64-year-old lady presented with a brief history of abdominal pain associated with obstructive jaundice. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) revealed a short segment stricture with contact bleeding and the brush cytology confirmed presence atypical cells. Ca 19.9 levels were markedly elevated. She was planned for a Whipple’s procedure but was instead subjected to a total pancreatectomy based on intraoperative findings of a diffusely hard and nodular pancreas. Histopathological examination confirmed our diagnosis of diffuse pancreatic adenocarcinoma. This rare presentation of a locally contained and fully resectable diffuse pancreatic adenocarcinoma is being discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Diffuse; pancreatic adenocarcinoma; total pancreatectomy
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:811
Deposited By: Ms Arzian
Deposited On:14 Apr 2011 08:04
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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