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Pancreatic cancer with liver metastases in a pregnant patient: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22675973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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In this case report, the authors discuss clinical presentation, surgical procedure and early results of chemotherapy of pancreatic carcinoma with liver metastases diagnosed a few days after delivery. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma occurs infrequently in pregnant and childbearing women: only ten cases have been reported in the literature. The early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is difficult because symptoms appear when cancer is about to reach an advanced stage. In pregnancy, it is even more difficult because symptoms like dyspepsia, vomiting and epigastric pain may result confusing. The authors outline the difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of this kind of disease during pregnancy.
Authors:
R Marci; G Pansini; C Zavatta; E Mossuto; E Giugliano; M Marzola; A Patella
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Advanced Therapies, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy. roberto.marci@unife.it
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