LEON J. MARKS, M.D.; BERTHROLD WEINGARTEN, M.D.; GEORGE R. GERST, M.D.
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Unfortunately, carcinoma arising in the body or tail of the pancreas seldom produces symptoms early enough so that it can be removed at operation. In many series in the literature, carcinoma of the body or tail of the pancreas was apparently quite unsuspected prior to operation or autopsy.1-4 Even at operation, in the majority of instances, the local spread will be such that resection through uninvolved tissue will be impossible.1, 3 It is the purpose of this report to present an unusual case of carcinoma of the tail of the pancreas, manifested by massive melena, gastric varices and a peripheral
MARKS LJ, WEINGARTEN B, GERST GR. CARCINOMA OF THE TAIL OF THE PANCREAS ASSOCIATED WITH BLEEDING GASTRIC VARICES AND HYPERSPLENISM1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:1077–1084. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1077
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1077-1084.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Disease, Pancreatic Disease.
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