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Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum.

Authors
  • Lee, C C
  • Ng, W K
  • Lin, K W
  • Lai, T W
  • Li, S M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
14
Issue
1
Pages
67–69
Identifiers
PMID: 18239248
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum is an exceedingly rare disorder. Its vague and non-specific symptoms often lead clinicians and patients to suspect other more benign differential diagnoses. Improved endoscopy and radiology have enabled more of these cases to be unearthed. Definitive surgery is the only means of potential cure, with the prognosis being significantly better for node-negative patients. We present a case of a 52-year-old man who underwent a Whipple's operation for this uncommon disease and a literature review of the subject.

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