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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2013 April;26(2):195-6
A rare case of primary adenocarcinoma of the duodenum
Donisi M., Salvati V., Magno L., Galloro G., Amato B., Sivero L.
Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale Geriatrica ed Endoscopia Diagnostica e Operativa Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Federico II, Napoli, Italia
The authors report a case of primary adenocarcinoma of the duodenum, in a 70-years-old, with a history of three months of abdominal pain, vomiting, and a recent episode of melena. Endoscopy revealed an ulcer of the duodenum, biopsy of the lesion was diagnosed as moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. A CT scan showed a thickening of the duodenal wall, para-vascular lynphonode. The patient was subjected to pancreaticoduodenectomy.