CHARLES F. SWEIGERT; EDWARD F. MCLAUGHLIN; ERLE M. HEATH
Several reports in the recent literature1, 2, 3 have stressed the appearance of asthmatic symptoms as a manifestation of pulmonary metastases from abdominal neoplasms. Mendeloff1 presented two cases with severe asthmatic dyspnea as the sole manifestation of generalized endolymphatic carcinomatosis. A case of carcinoma of the pancreas with metastasis to t`he lungs which had been clinically treated as bronchial asthma was described in the case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital.2 Denenholz and Cheney4 mentioned a case under observation for coccidioidomycosis or tuberculosis in which, although asthma was not reported, the dominant clinical features were respiratory. Wu5 studied a series
SWEIGERT CF, MCLAUGHLIN EF, HEATH EM. CARCINOMA OF THE PANCREAS WITH PULMONARY LYMPHATIC CARCINOMATOSIS SIMULATING BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:301–308. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-2-301
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(2):301-308.
Asthma, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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