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Unusual presentation of pancreatic mucinous cystadenocarcinoma by spontaneous splenic rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11155016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Mucinous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are uncommon tumors with varying potential for malignancy. Although traumatic splenic rupture is common, spontaneous rupture is a rare event.
CADE REPORT: We present an unusual case of spontaneous splenic rupture, due to an otherwise asymptomatic mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the tail of the pancreas.
CONCLUSION: A tumor of the tail of the pancreas may uncommonly present as spontaneous splenic rupture, probably due to venous congestion and infiltration of the spleen, requiring emergency surgical treatment.
V Patrinou; G Skroubis; V Zolota; C Vagianos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0253-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Surg     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-03-15     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501808     Medline TA:  Dig Surg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-647     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Surgery, University of Patras Medical School, University Hospital of Patras, Rion Patras, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / complications*,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography
Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography
Rupture, Spontaneous
Splenic Rupture / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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