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Foreign body-induced abscess resembling pancreatic neoplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22539068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 44-year-old man presenting with abdominal pain and leukocytosis. His initial computed tomography demonstrated a pancreatic head mass concerning for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, on further review of the patient's imaging, the mass was determined to be an abscess caused by foreign body ingestion and gastric perforation rather than cancer. This report describes the clinical and radiographic distinctions between pancreatic neoplasia and abscess. It also reviews the pertinent medical literature on how such viscus perforations affect subsequent prognostication and clinical management.
Ann R Garment; Michael B Schwartz; Kelly M Axsom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of general internal medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1525-1497     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gen Intern Med     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-19     Completed Date:  2013-04-19     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605834     Medline TA:  J Gen Intern Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1561-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University - Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, 10016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Intestinal Perforation / complications,  etiology*,  radiography
Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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