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Pancreas. 1988;3(1):111-4.

Pancreatic carcinoma associated with chronic calcifying pancreatitis in Taiwan: a case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, R.O.C.


A 62-year-old Chinese woman suffering from pancreatic carcinoma coexisting with chronic calcifying pancreatitis is reported. Ultrasonography and computed tomography disclosed multiple intraductal calcifications in the pancreatic head and body and a tumor at the tail. Laparotomy revealed cancerous peritonitis in addition to verifying the presence of calcifications at the head and body and a cancer at the tail. Histology confirmed adenocarcinoma. The incidence of pancreatic carcinoma in chronic calcifying pancreatitis varied from 0.8 to 25% in a thorough review of the literature. It is emphasized that patients with chronic calcifying pancreatitis should be closely followed for detection of possible coexisting pancreatic malignancies.

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