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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1989 Sep 16;133(37):1844-7.

[Periampullary carcinoma as a second primary tumor following a previously treated adenocarcinoma of the colon].

[Article in Dutch]


Three patients are presented who developed periampullary carcinoma after colectomy for adenocarcinoma. The combination of colonic carcinoma and periampullary carcinoma is rare, although wellknown in patients with colonic polyposis or Gardner's syndrome. Perhaps genetic research might help select patients with a high risk of developing multiple carcinomas in the gastrointestinal tract. The five-year survival rate for periampullary carcinoma after subtotal colectomy is higher than for pancreatic carcinoma.

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