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Calcification in Pancreatic Carcinoma

TOM A. KENDIG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RICHARD M. JOHNSON, M.D.; and B. C. SHACKFORD, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(1):122-124. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-122
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Although Calcification in primary and metastatic carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract is well documented (1-3), its occurrence in pancreatic carcinoma has not been reported in the English literature of the past 25 years. We report here a case of primary pancreatic carcinoma in which the original tumor showed calcification, and subsequent recurrences in the pancreas, periaortic nodes, liver, and lungs contained extensive calcification.

CASE REPORT: Patient F. S., a 43-year-old man, was seen on February 11, 1959. He complained of indigestion for approximately 2 weeks and of epigastric burning, occasional left chest and left arm pain and tiredness, with symptoms

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