From acute pancreatitis to stage IV pancreatic cancer in 12 weeks

Chijioke Enweluzo, Simanta Dutta, Fahad Aziz, Stephen Lenfest

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is well known to be an aggressive and highly malignant condition with varied ways of presentation. Pancreatic cystic neoplasms are very uncommon causes of pancreatic malignancy and can often be ignored or missed, especially in the early stages. We present the case of a 49-year-old Caucasian male with no past medical history presenting to an outside facility with sudden epigastric pain that was eventually diagnosed as acute pancreatitis. On transfer to our facility, he was eventually found to have metastatic malignant mucinous cystic pancreatic neoplasm. Barely 12 weeks after his initial presentation and following an aggressive hospital course, he passed away.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

Keywords

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cystic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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