NGUYEN MANH DAT, M.D.; STEPHEN J. SONTAG, M.D.
To the editor: We would like to report the case of a patient with pancreatic carcinoma whose two brothers died from the same disease.
A 54-year-old white man was admitted to our hospital in May 1981 with abdominal pain and jaundice. Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with metastasis to the liver was found at surgery. A brother of the patient, a 48-year-old man with recent onset of diabetes, was admitted to a California hospital in July 1981 for abdominal pain and jaundice. Exploratory laparotomy showed metastasis to the liver and an 8 x 5-cm hard mass in the tail of the
DAT NM, SONTAG SJ. Pancreatic Carcinoma in Brothers. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-282_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):282.
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