DAVID BUTTROSS JR., M.D.; JOHN SALATICH, M.D.
Trousseau1 in 1865 appears to have been the first to mention an increased incidence of thrombophlebitis in patients with carcinoma. Only recently, however, has the rather striking incidence of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism associated with cancer of the pancreas been given much attention in the literature.2-18 In only one of these articles13 is mention made of arterial as well as venous thromboses in cases of pancreatic carcinoma. Although there has been considerable speculation,3, 4, 10 the cause of this increased susceptibility to thrombo-embolic phenomena has not been determined.
We have observed numerous cases of carcinoma of the pancreas in
BUTTROSS D, SALATICH J. VENOUS AND ARTERIAL THROMBOSES IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARCINOMA OF THE PANCREAS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:213–216. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-213
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):213-216.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Disease.
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