MARTIN M. GRAJOWER, M.D.
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To the editor: I write to add to the report of Dat and Sontag (1) with a brief description of another family with pancreatic carcinoma. I treated an 80-year-old white man who presented with jaundice and was found at surgery to have unresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. The patient had two sisters, both of whom had died of pancreatic carcinoma, at age 69 and age 70, respectively. Both sisters had died by the time I saw the patient. Of further interest in this family was a history of colon cancer in another sister, and gastric carcinoma in the patient's mother.
GRAJOWER MM. Familial Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Intern Med. ;98:111. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-111_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):111.
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