Chronic pancreatitis with synchronous and metachronous malignancy: three unusual cases and a literature review.

TitleChronic pancreatitis with synchronous and metachronous malignancy: three unusual cases and a literature review.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsWayne, M, Cooperman A, Kasmin F, Cohen S, Dryska H, Ottaviano L, Katcherian C, Cambronero N, Siegel J
JournalJournal of surgical education
Volume64
Issue3
Pagination158-61
Date Published2007 May-Jun
ISSN1931-7204
KeywordsAdenocarcinoma, Aged, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pancreatectomy, Pancreatic Neoplasms, Pancreatitis, Chronic
Abstract

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 JournalJ Surg Educ