Chronic pancreatitis with synchronous and metachronous malignancy: three unusual cases and a literature review.
|Title||Chronic pancreatitis with synchronous and metachronous malignancy: three unusual cases and a literature review.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Wayne, M, Cooperman A, Kasmin F, Cohen S, Dryska H, Ottaviano L, Katcherian C, Cambronero N, Siegel J|
|Journal||Journal of surgical education|
|Date Published||2007 May-Jun|
|Keywords||Adenocarcinoma, Aged, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pancreatectomy, Pancreatic Neoplasms, Pancreatitis, Chronic|
Chronic pancreatitis is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. The association between these 2 disease processes is not well known. We present 3 unusual cases of pancreatitis associated with pancreatic cancer and review the possible mechanisms that can cause pancreatitis to degenerate into pancreatic cancer.
|Alternate Journal||J Surg Educ|