November 12, 2014
Notes: Rooman, Ilse
Pinho, Andreia V
Camargo, Simone M R
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t
Pancreatology. 2013 Sep-Oct;13(5):475-85. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2013.06.006. Epub 2013 Jun 27.
Author Address: Cancer Research Program, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst-Sydney, NSW, Australia; St Vincent’s Clinical School, University New South Wales, Australia; Cell Differentiation Unit, Diabetes Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5070Author: Rosendahl, J., Hoffmeister, A., Schierle, K., Maiwald, B., Kahn, T., Mossner, J. and Wittenburg, H.
Title: When in doubt, take it out? Cholestasis and obstructive gastric outlet syndrome in a patient with suspected chronic pancreatitis
Short Title: When in doubt, take it out? Cholestasis and obstructive gastric outlet syndrome in a patient with suspected chronic pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology
ISSN: 1424-3911 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23890148
Keywords: Bile Ducts/surgery
Gastric Outlet Obstruction/*radiography/surgery
Abstract: In some patients with tumors located in the pancreas or in the periampullary region, the decision to perform a surgical resection can be difficult. In patients with concomitant chronic pancreatitis this decision can be even more challenging, since a definitive preoperative differentiation between non-malignant and malignant tumors in many cases is not possible. Clinical symptoms or complications from the tumor often direct a rational treatment strategy. For therapeutic decisions, an interdisciplinary discussion of all diagnostic findings by experienced clinicians is needed. However, in rare cases, like the one presented here, an uncommon non-malignant entity like a periampullary hamartoma may be only diagnosed after surgical resection.