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Left-sided portal hypertension secondary to pancreatic cancer: clinical features, surgical treatment and outcome of 48 cases.
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PMID:  23298872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background Features of LSPH secondary to pancreatic cancer is ambiguous, and controversy remains in the treatment. Methods 48 cases from our department were retrospectively analyzed to evaluate the clinical features, as well as the feasibility and effect of surgical treatment. Results 16 patients had gastrointestinal hemorrhage history. Laboratory findings showed normocytic and normochromic anemia, thrombocytopenia, lymphocyte reduction, and elevated liver enzyme. Tumor markers were normal in 12 patients. Ultrasonography showed splenic venous obstruction in 40 patients and splenomegaly in 35. Esophagogastric varices could be detected by endoscopy in 40 patients and by CT in 37. Radical resection was performed in 43 patients and splenectomy or additional devascularization in 29. 15 patients had gastrointestinal bleeding during follow-up, and the median survival time was 11.0 months. Conclusion Associated LSPH brought special features to pancreatic cancer. Radical resection, as well as splenectomy or additional devascularization for varices above Grade II, was worth performing.
Kong Yalin; Zhang Hongyi; He Xiaojun; Liu Chengli; Xiao Mei; Wu Di; Zhao Gang; Zhen Yuying
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-9
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Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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