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dc.contributor.authorThrainsdottir, Helga
dc.contributor.authorPetursdottir, Vigdis
dc.contributor.authorBlöndal, Sigurdur
dc.contributor.authorBjörnsson, Einar S
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-13T11:53:56Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-13T11:53:56Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationCase Rep Gastrointest Med. 2014, 2014:956490en
dc.identifier.issn2090-6528en
dc.identifier.pmid25525530en
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2014/956490en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/552676en
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article, please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field or click on the hyperlink at the top of the page marked Files. This article is open access.en
dc.description.abstractMucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) are an uncommon form of exocrine neoplasms of the pancreas. Symptoms are most often vague and this makes the diagnosis more difficult. The current case is one of three cases yet reported where the MCN caused left-sided portal hypertension leading to the formation of isolated gastric varices and subsequent bleeding from the varices. In the previously reported cases the main symptom was hematemesis. However in the current case the patient experienced no hematemesis, only isolated incidents of dark coloured diarrhea, but the main symptoms were those of iron-deficiency anemia. We present the case report of a 34-year-old woman who presented with dizziness and lethargy and was found to have 12 cm MCN in the pancreas.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHindawi Pub. Corpen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.1155/2014/956490en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4266757/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Case reports in gastrointestinal medicineen
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serousen
dc.titlePancreatic mass leading to left-sided portal hypertension, causing bleeding from isolated gastric varices.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSection of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, The National University Hospital of Iceland, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland ; Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Vatnsmyrarvegur 16, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. 2Department of Pathology, The National University Hospital of Iceland, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. 3Department of Surgery, The National University Hospital of Iceland, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalCase reports in gastrointestinal medicineen
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-12T15:11:59Z
html.description.abstractMucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) are an uncommon form of exocrine neoplasms of the pancreas. Symptoms are most often vague and this makes the diagnosis more difficult. The current case is one of three cases yet reported where the MCN caused left-sided portal hypertension leading to the formation of isolated gastric varices and subsequent bleeding from the varices. In the previously reported cases the main symptom was hematemesis. However in the current case the patient experienced no hematemesis, only isolated incidents of dark coloured diarrhea, but the main symptoms were those of iron-deficiency anemia. We present the case report of a 34-year-old woman who presented with dizziness and lethargy and was found to have 12 cm MCN in the pancreas.


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