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Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17446848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The occurrence of a mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas during pregnancy is extremely rare, reported in only twice in the English literature. We describe a 34-year-old patient with this rare condition who was successfully managed by resection of the tumor with distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. The operation was performed at 15 weeks of gestation, and the patient went on to deliver a healthy infant at 39 weeks. To our knowledge, this is the first report of successful resection of a cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas during pregnancy. The specimen weighed 2500 g and measured 20 cm across, making it the largest reported mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas encountered during pregnancy to date.
Authors:
Andrew A Herring; Moses B Graubard; S Ian Gan; Steven D Schwaitzberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pancreas     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1536-4828     ISO Abbreviation:  Pancreas     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-20     Completed Date:  2007-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608542     Medline TA:  Pancreas     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology,  surgery*
Female
Humans
Live Birth
Pancreatectomy*
Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology,  surgery*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Splenectomy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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